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The Counter Charm

A Comedy in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Bernard Duffy 

  • Synopsis

    Aloysius Kinsella is an elderly poet whom two widows are anxious to marry. Joe Hegarty is engaged to Kinsella's niece Nora, and the two plot to have Aloysius marry Mrs. Hegarty as opposed to her rival Mrs. Mulvey. They delight in their scheming, only to finally discover that Aloysius and Mrs. Hegarty have beaten them to it and got married a month previously.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mrs. Mulvey Sheila O'Sullivan
Mrs. Hegarty Maureen Delaney
Nora Kinsella Irene Kelly
Aloysius Kinsella J Augustus Keogh
Joe Hegarty Charles Cruise O'Reilly
Production Team  
Produced by J Augustus Keogh
Manager Francis Keogh

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Four Comedies by Bernard Duffy

  • Year

    1916

  • Published By

    Talbot Press

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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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.