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The Summit

A sequel to The Rugged Path in three acts, by George Shiels


  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    Michael Tansey's house and the Dolis cabin on the same night.

  • Synopsis

    Aided by moral cowardice in the community, the Tanseys suffer at the hands of the ne'er-do-well Dolis family when evidence they give against young Dolis fails to secure a conviction of murder against him.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Production

Original Cast  
Miss Benny Ria Mooney
Hugh Dolis William O'Gorman
Michael Tansey John McDarby
Mrs Dolis Cathleen Murphy
Sergeant Austin Meldon
Sean Tansey Denis O'Dea
Marcy F J McCormick
Liam Cassidy Fred Johnson
Sara Tansey Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Maggie Eileen Crowe
Mrs Tansey May Craig
Mr Adare Michael J. Dolan
Peter Dolis James Dunne
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email


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.