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  • Playwright

    Máire Stafford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Brian Friel

  • Setting

    Faoin tuath in Éirinn.

  • Synopsis

    Joe and Mag are preparing for their final school exams and for marriage. As they plan their future, they promise each other that they will live happily ever after. When they are drowned, they cannot possibly break this promise. These are the winners. The lovers are older than in the second piece but their passion, at first, is no less real. It is their marriage that brings its share of compromises and unhappiness.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    13 March 1988

  • Production Notes

    Ba dhá dhráma taobh le taobh a bhí anseo.
  • Producer

    Produced by An Taibhdhearc

  • Original Venue

    An Taibhdhearc

Original Cast  
Joe Ciarán Taylor
Mrs. Wilson Máire Stafford
Hanna Gearóidín Nic Thomáis
Bean Treasa Uí Thiarnáin
Andy Seán Ó Cearbhaill
Fear Éamonn Ó Loinsigh
Cissy Caitlín Ní Chonghóile
Mag Siobhán Nic Amhlaigh
Production Team  
Director Seán Stafford
Sound Pádraigín Nic Fhlanncha
Stage Director Seosamh Ó Maodhbh
Stage Manager Máirtín de Nuinseáin
Set Construction Máirtín de Nuinseáin
Stage Assistant Loretto Nic Dhonncha
Designer John Behan

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Máire & Seán Stafford

  • Address

    "Ríona", 46 Céide Seiceamóir
    Páirc Ard, Gaillimh
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    An Taibhdhearc

  • Address

    19 An tSráid Láir /19 Middle Street
    Galway City / Cathair na Gaillimhe
    Co. Galway
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)91 562 024

  • Email


  • Website


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