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Redemption Falls


  • Playwright


  • Adapted / Translated From

    Joseph O'Connor (1)

  • Adapted From Notes

    Freely adapted from the novel Redemption Falls (2007) by Joseph O'Conor. 

  • Author Notes

    Devised by the Moonfish Ensemble.

  • Setting

    1865, the end of the US Civil War.

  • Synopsis

    Eliza Duane Mooney, daughter of an Irish emigrant, walks across America in search of her brother Jeddo, a child soldier in the Confederate army. As Eliza and Jeddo’s stories unfold, they shine a light on the realities of war, its invisible rise, and what is left in its wake.

  • Play Type


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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Ensemble Máiréad Ní Chróinín
Ensemble Ionia Ní Chróinín
Ensemble Morgan Cooke
Ensemble Grace Kiely
Ensemble Zita Monahan McGowan
Ensemble Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
Ensemble Pat Hargan
Voice of Elizabeth Longstreet Julissa Rodriguez
Production Team  
Set Designer Lian Bell
Costume Designer Cherie White
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Production Manager Barry O'Donovan
Stage Manager Sorcha Ní Chróinín
Props Maker Elaine Mears
Chief LX Éanna Whelan
Sound Engineer Keeva O'Shea
Producer Jo Cummins

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme and the festival programme.