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The Loves of Cass Maguire

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Setting

    Set in Eden House, a home for the elderly and in Harry Maguire's livingroom. Time: the present(1966).

  • Synopsis

    For more than fifty years Cass McGuire has worked a block from Skid Row, among deadbeats and washouts -- people who live in the past. This play deals with her return to Ireland and her genteel family's rejection of her. It follows her lonely struggle to re-discover the home she's dreamt of all her life and her eventual surrender to the makebelieve of Eden House.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    06 October 1966

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the David Merrick Arts Foundation.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The play was subsequently produced in the Abbey Theatre on 10 April 1967, directed by Tomas MacAnna.

Original Cast  
Pat Quinn Arthur O'Sullivan (2)
Mother Frances Brandt
Dom Don Scardino
Alice Sylvia O'Brien
Harry Liam Redmond
Cass Ruth Gordon (2)
Tessa Mary Greaney
Mr. Ingram Dennis King
Trilbe Costello Brenda Forbes
Mrs. Butcher Dorothy Blackburn
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Designer Lloyd Burlingame

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Loves of Cass Maguire

  • Year

    1984

  • Published By

    The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Loughcrew
    Oldcastle
    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)49 8541779

  • Email

    gallery@indigo.ie

  • Website

    www.gallerypress.com

  • RRP

    €8.85

  • ISBN

    0 904011 60 7

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    Curtis Brown Group

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket Street
    London
    SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 20 7393 4400

  • Email

    info@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Loughcrew
    Oldcastle
    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)49 8541779

  • Email

    gallery@indigo.ie

  • Website

    www.gallerypress.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published script.