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The Summit

A sequel to The Rugged Path in three acts, by George Shiels

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    Michael Tansey's house and the Dolis cabin on the same night.

  • Synopsis

    Aided by moral cowardice in the community, the Tanseys suffer at the hands of the ne'er-do-well Dolis family when evidence they give against young Dolis fails to secure a conviction of murder against him.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Miss Benny Ria Mooney
Mr Adare Michael J. Dolan
Mrs Tansey May Craig
Maggie Eileen Crowe
Sara Tansey Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Liam Cassidy Fred Johnson
Marcy F J McCormick
Sean Tansey Denis O'Dea
Sergeant Austin Meldon
Mrs Dolis Cathleen Murphy
Michael Tansey John McDarby
Hugh Dolis William O'Gorman
Peter Dolis James Dunne
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire
    SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email

    cs@colinsmythe.co.uk

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.