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THE COUNTRY BOY

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Murphy 

  • Setting

    A small farmhouse in the west of Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    Curly is twenty-five, stuck living at home on the farm with his parents. He yearns to move on, get married to sweetheart Eileen and find a life of his own, but father Tom is stubborn in the face of change. When Curly's older brother Eddie comes home from America on holidays, he can start to see a range of alternative futures in front of him. But which one to choose, and why?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

  • Cast Notes

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mary Kate Elizabeth Begley
Curly Colin Blakely
Tom Maher J.G. Devlin
Eileen Kathleen Feenan
Julia Doreen Hepburn
Eddie Maurice O'Callaghan
Production Team  
Director James Ellis
Settings by Henry Lynch-Robinson
Lighting Henry Lynch-Robinson
Manager Ellen Andrews
Director of Productions James Ellis
Stage Manager Joan Keenan
Secretary Ellen Andrews
Resident Stage Director Dan Fitzpatrick

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Country Boy, A play in three acts

  • Year

    1960

  • Published By

    Progress House

  • Address

    270 North Circular Road
    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from the company programme for the premiere production, from the printed play script, and from the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.