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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Seán Mac Mathúna 

  • Setting

    Ceantar Gaeltachta ar an teorainn idir Ciarraí agus Corcaigh díreach roimh Chogadh na Saoirse.

  • Notes

    Bhuaigh an dráma seo Duais Amharclann na Mainistreach ag Oireachtas 1991.

  • Synopsis

    The play explores human weaknesses at the start of the War of Independence in 1919. An IRB organiser arrives in a Gaeltacht area in the Doire na Sagart mountains on the Cork-Kerry border. Irish as a spoken language is waning as parents rear their children through English. The IRB organiser has instructions for the local band of ill-equipped and untrained volunteers, but the locals are not up to the fight and the IRB man sets out to "blood" them.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    22 April 1992

  • Producer

    Produced by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Venue Notes

    Ar stáitse na Péacóige a léiríodh an dráma seo.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma seo as Béarla ceithre oíche in aghaidh na seachtaine, agus dhá oíche as Gaeilge, leis an bhfoireann chéanna, rud nár deineadh riamh cheana in Éirinn.

Original Cast  
Proinnsias, Óglach Frank Laverty
Seán Mhuiris Thaidhg Mick Lally
Ned Crowley Stephen Kennedy
Moory Ray McBride
Terence De Vere Bosco Hogan
Maidhc Pheaití Liam Heffernan
Donacha Drumm Peadar Lamb
Diarmuid Ó Laoghaire Don Wycherley
Máthair Aisling O'Sullivan
J Pa Murphy Macdara Ó Fátharta
Production Team  
Director David Byrne
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Dave Nolan
Choreographer Helen Hunt
Music Composed by Barry Carroll
Musician Brendan Gunn
Design Assistant Barbara Lavery
Stage Director John Stapleton
Technical Stage Manager John Kells
Deputy Stage Manager Shay Crowe
Assistant Stage Manager Micil Ryan
Associate Director Mick Lally
Set Construction Mark Darley
Set Construction Peter Rose
Set Carpenter John Kavanagh (3)
Set Carpenter Martin Hayes
Scenic Artist Geraldine O'Malley
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Carol Smith
Wardrobe Assistant Joan O'Clery
PR Gerry Lundberg
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Props Stephen Molloy

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Seán Mac Mathúna

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    01 284 6710

  • Email

    seanmacmahon@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Níor aimsíodh clár don léiriú seo agus fuarthas an t-eolas faoi ó ghearrthóga nuachta; tógadh sonraí breise faoin bhfoireann ón leagan Béarla den dráma mar atá i Playography agus tá roinnt d'ainmneacha na gcarachtar as Béarla dá bharr sin.