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  • Playwright

    Sean O'Casey 

  • Notes

    Presented under the title Three New Plays by Sean O'Casey with Bedtime Story and Time to Go (both listed separately)

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    17 May 1952

  • Production Notes

    Presented by the Three Plays Company, New York.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the Yugoslav-American Hall, 405 West 41st Street, New York (off Broadway)

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere was produced by The Abbey Theatre at The Queen's Theatre, directed by Tomás MacAnna, designed by Brian Collins on the 8th February 1966.

Original Cast  
Green Muffler Robert Donley
Lad Ronald Hamilton
Younger Woman Peggy Bennion
Black Muffler Michael Howard (1)
Jentree Michael Lewin
Apothecary Kenneth Manigault
Doctor Gilbert Green
Alleluia Benedict MacQuarrie
Old Woman Osceola Archer
Red Muffler John McLiam
Grey Shawl Melanie York
Production Team  
Director Joseph Papirofsky
Set Designer May Callas
Lighting Designer May Callas
Costumes George Backman
Music by Earl Robinson

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Sean O'Casey: Macnaughton Lord Representation

  • Address

    44 South Molton Street
    London W1K 5RT

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7499 1411

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published script, with additional information from Sean O'Casey: A Research and Production sourcebook, Schrank (1996)