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THE MAN WHO MISSED THE TIDE

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    W.F. Casey 

  • Setting

    The Town of Baragh

  • Synopsis

    A young Dr. Quinn moves into the small Northern town of Baragh. He becomes bored and realises that the only two options for him are drink or marriage. He rejects drink as an answer to his boredom and discusses marriage with his friend James Walsh who has spent time in a seminary. The second act sees Dr. Quinn marry. Walsh, meanwhile, is in love with his wife's sister and so begins to visit Mrs. Quinn in the evenings to discuss his dilemma with her. Gossip ensues and they are believed to be having an affair. Walsh is then forced to propose to Mrs. Quinn's sister to correct the misunderstanding but is rejected. Quinn and his wife agree to leave the town and Walsh ends up drunk in a gutter.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible, see original production for details

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mrs Gerald Quinn Sara Allgood
Martin Kelly J M Kerrigan
A Housemaid Eileen O'Doherty
A Barmaid Eileen O'Doherty
James Walsh Fred O'Donovan (1)
Sheila Kennedy Máire O'Neill (1)
Dr Gerald Quinn Arthur Sinclair
Production Team  

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    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