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Spring

A Play in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    T.C. Murray 

  • Setting

    Keimaniegh Village, springtime

  • Synopsis

    With Lear-like undertones, 'Spring' focuses on the plight of an elderly grandfather, Andreesh, about to be turned out of his son Seumas’ house by his scheming daughter-in-law, Jude. Feeling that the old man is a burden to the family and would be better off in the workhouse, Jude forces Seumas to choose between herself and his father. A series of events climaxes with a viscious, and ultimately, deadly verbal attack on the old man. The play underscores the effects of poverty on three generations living under one roof and the question of how “the old must live too.”

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Jude May Craig
Seumas Peter Nolan
Shuvawn Margaret Nicholls
Nora Irene Kelly
Andreesh Fred O'Donovan (1)
Production Team  
Produced by Fred O'Donovan (1)
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Spring: A Play In One Act By T.C. Murray

  • Year

    1917

  • Published By

    Talbot Press

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire
    SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email

    cs@colinsmythe.co.uk

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. The synopsis was provided by Martin Munroe.