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The Order of Melchizedek


  • Playwright

    Críostóir Ó Floinn 

  • Setting

    Set in the present(1967) in a country priest's house and in an industrial city in another country.

  • Synopsis

    A young girl named Mary convinces a naive priest that she is pregnant without having had any male contact. He runs away with her as a protector, and soon realises she is not a virgin but a virago seeking vengeance on the Church.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Girl Aideen O'Kelly
Priest Ronnie Walsh
Production Team  
Director Keith Darvill
Settings by Alan Pleass
Lighting Keith Darvill
Manager Brian Tobin
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director Ruth O'Mara
Stage Manager Anita Reeves
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
Carpenter Louis Molloy

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Three Plays:Land of the living : The order of Melchizedek : Homo sapiens

  • Year


  • Published By

    Obelisk Books

  • Address

    Dún Laoghaire
    Republic of Ireland

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Críostóir Ó Floinn

  • Address

    47 Páirc Arnold, Gleann na gCaorach
    Dún Laoghaire
    Co Bhaile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2854113

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.