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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Setting

    The action takes place on a hillside overlooking Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    Killiney Hill, south County Dublin on a Summer's afternoon in 1968. Three couples, careering towards middle age meet for a picnic. Their hopes, dreams and illusions not what they used to be, Leonard explores what happiness remains for each couple. Two of their children, observing from above, are embarrassed by their parents childishness but uncomfortable with their own impending adulthood. in the second half, Leonard gives us a chance to observe what life was like for them six years later.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    August 1974

  • Production Notes

    Presented by the Hudson Guild theatre, New York.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Olney Theatre, Maryland, USA.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Subsequently produced at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, 7th October 1974 as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Original Cast  
Jess White James Greene
Myra White Pauline Flanagan
Jan Loftus Charlotte Moore
Trina Halvey Swoosie Kurtz
Richard Halvey David Canary
Michael Victor Bevine
Stormy Loftus Thomas A. Carlin
Lou Mia Dillor
Production Team  
Director Brian Murray (2)
Settings by Steven Rubin
Lighting Dennis Parichy
Costumes Jane Greenwood
Producing Director David Kerry Heefner

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Selected Plays of Hugh Leonard

  • Year

    1992

  • Published By

    Catholic University of America Press

  • Address

    USA

  • ISBN

    0813207606

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript and other printed material.