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A Tragedy in One Act, by M.C. Madden

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Michael C. Madden 

  • Setting

    Interior of a country house in Carrig.

  • Synopsis

    A play written in Lady Gregory's 'Kiltartenese' dialect, concerning a feud between two rival families. Before the play opens, Bat Lonergan has seized the Lakelands farm of the Morris's, as a result of which his son is murdered and buried secretly by Tom Morris in retaliation. Tom arranges a marriage between his son, Jim and Bat's daughter Molly, as a way of regaining the lost farm, but buried secrets are never buried forever.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Tom Morris Michael J. Dolan
Mary Morris May Craig
Jim Morris F J McCormick
Molly Lonergan Shelah Richards
Bat Lonergan P.J. Carolan
Lar Downey Michael Scott (1)
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Arthur Shields
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from press cuttings.