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The Face of Treason


  • Playwright

    Eoin Neeson  Colm Mac Neill 

  • Synopsis

    Michael Murray, physicist and one time communist, is tired of fruitless party policies and wants to settle down in the USA with his fiancée Anne Conroy. To get his visa he needs an affidavit to clear him of his politically suspect actions. Murray needs the help of O'Loughlin, a senior member of the communist party and also a senior civil servant in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Blackmail is threatened. Does he endanger the party by betrayal or sacrifice his honour?

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Sheila Conroy Kathleen Barrington
Mary Conroy Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Denis O'Loughlin Bill Foley
Andy Leach Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Chief Superintendent John Conroy Philip O'Flynn
Michael Murray Vincent Dowling
Anne Conroy Máire Ní Néill
Production Team  
Settings by Brian Collins
Settings by Tomás Mac Anna
Produced by Tomás Mac Anna

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