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  • Playwright

    Grace Butt 

  • Setting

    The living room of affluent Canadian household, present day(1969).

  • Notes

    Presented alongside 'A Tale after School' by James Douglas and 'The Crying Room' by Patrick Gilligan.

  • Synopsis

    A study in modern social morality. In this tale set in a Canadian home, everyone is a dependant; the local politician and dad(a busineesman) are dependant on each other, mum is dependant on dad and their son - a newly appointed professor - is dependant on there being no scandal in the family while he muddles his way through his ambition.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    29 September 1969

  • Production Notes

    Presented in association with Amalgamated Artists, in a seson composed of three O. Z. Whitehead prizewinning one act plays.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Eblana Theatre

Original Cast  
Bill Moylin Derry Power
Dr. Hafford O.Z. Whitehead
Karen Ledie Olivia Shanley
Lena Turrell Ann O'Dwyer
Edith Joll Beryl Fagan
Wally Kiddick Tony Doyle
Rupert Ledie Patrick Dawson
Ed Turrell Robert Carrickford
Norman Ledie Robert Somerset
Irene Ledie May Cluskey
Dr. Vailey Brian O'Neill(2)
Production Team  
Director Desmond Perry
Designer George Gavan Duffy
Administrative Director Marilyn Crawley
Head of Production David Byrne(2)
Administration Assistant Liam Ledwidge
Administration Assistant Mary Martin
Stage Manager John McGuigan
Stage Manager John Cooke
Assistant Stage Manager Roseanne Furlong
Chief Electrician Paddy Scanlon
Graphic Design Dara O'Lochlainn
Production Photography Pat Monaghan(2)

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Playwrights Guild of Canada

  • Address

    54 Wolseley Street, 2nd Floor
    Ontario M5T 1A5

  • Website


Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.