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A Play in Four Acts by Paraic Colum and F. Washburn-Freund. Founded on a play by Keyserling.


  • Playwright

    Padraic Colum 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Eduard Von Keyserling

  • Setting

    Michael Dempsey's Cottage; A green beside a holy well.

  • Synopsis

    A forlorn soul desperately seeks out the happiness it was denied in life.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Father Myles Michael J. Dolan
Sara Eileen O'Kelly
Judy Eileen O'Kelly
Peg Kathleen Fortune
Bat Crosberry M. Connolly
Eamon Hynes M. McCarthy
Murty Lynott Clement Kenny
Old Catty Lini Doran
Jillin Sheila Murray (1)
Mark Brogan P.J. Carolan
Thady P.J. Carolan
Anne Aoife Taafe
Thomas Bacach Michael J. Dolan
Maeve May Craig
Sheila Eileen Crowe
Johanna Irene Murphy
Bridget Christine Hayden
Tracy Nowlan Tony Quinn (1)
Matt O'Connor Maurice Esmonde
Michael Dempsey Gabriel J. Fallon
Mrs. Gilsenin Sheila Murray (1)
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Manager Lennox Robinson

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Padraic Colum

  • Address

    c/o Cliona Colum Ní Shuilleabháin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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