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The Home-Coming

A Play in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Gertrude Robins 

  • Synopsis

    The story concerns a poor Russian emigrant who returns home from America but attempts to conceal his identity from his parents. Pretending to know their son, he asks if he can stay the night at the couple's home, offering a bottle of vodka and some money. The old woman persuades her husband to kill the stranger as he sleeps in order to steal his money. The old man does so, and only when it is too late does he realize that he has killed his own son.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Ivan Loweski Philip Guiry
Stefan Sean Connolly
Catherine Loweski Helena Molony
Paul Loweski Farrell Pelly

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

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.