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Wrack

A Play in Six Scenes

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Peadar O'Donnell 

  • Setting

    An isolated island off the Irish west coast.

  • Synopsis

    A group of poverty-stricken islandmen decide to take advantage of fair weather to put to sea and catch herring, in so doing ignoring the dark premonitions of one of the more elderly islanders. When a viscious gale blows up out of nowhere, the old woman's visions come to pass and the boats are wrecked.

    A play about the devastating power of the sea over the lives of those who live from and depend upon it.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Corney Eric Gorman
Brigid Boyle Ann Clery
John Anthon Fred Johnson
Hughie Boyle W. O'Gorman
Fanny Brian Christine Hayden
Mary Jim Dorothy Casey
Other Men J. Winter
Other Men Michael Clarke (1)
Paddy Cormac Joseph Linnane
Other Men Rex Mackey
Kitty Cormac Bel Johnston
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Wrack: A Play in Six Scenes/ by Peadar O'Donnell

  • Year

    1933

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

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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.