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Autumn Fire

A Play in Three Acts by T.C. Murray


  • Playwright

    T.C. Murray 

  • Setting

    Livingroom in the farmhouse of the Keegan's. The kitchen of Mrs. Desmond's cottage.

  • Synopsis

    A melodramic tragedy about an old widower farmer with an adult son and daughter who marries an attractive young woman. His son also falls for her and acts on this, when his father falls ill. Meanwhile the bitter daughter, herself frustrated in love, fans the flames of jealousy.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Owen Keegan Michael J. Dolan
Nance Eileen Crowe
Tom Furlong F J McCormick
Morgan Barry Fitzgerald
Michael Arthur Shields
Ellen Sara Allgood
Mrs. Desmond Maureen Delany
Molly Hurley Helen Cullen
Production Team  
Director Michael J. Dolan

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.