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The Cross Roads

A Play in A Prologue and Two Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Author Notes

    Originally written under the name S.L. Robinson

  • Setting

    Comittee Room of the Erin Debating Society Dublin
    Eight months elapse between the prologue and Act 1.
    Act 1. Interior of Mrs MacCarthy's Cottage.
    Act 2. Kitchen of Tom Dempsey's farmshouse.

  • Synopsis

    Ellen McCarthy, who debates 'patriotic' matters at the Erin Debating Society in Dublin, must chose between marrying a farmer in rural Co. Cork or her Dublin suitor.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    3

  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Sydney Doyle Eric Gorman
Brian Connor Fred O'Donovan (1)
Brian Connor Fred O'Donovan (1)
Mrs McCarthy Máire O'Neill (1)
Tom Dempsey Arthur Sinclair
James O'Reilly Sydney J Morgan
Mike Dempsey J M Kerrigan
Henry Blake J A O'Rourke
Ellen MacCarthy Sara Allgood
Production Team  
Movement Director Dr. J.F. Larchet

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Cross-Roads: A Play in a Prologue and Two Acts by Lennox Robinson

  • Year

    1910

  • Published By

    Maunsel

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Address

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Email

    info@abbeytheatre.ie

  • Website

    www.abbeytheatre.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.