The living apartment of a two-room Tenancy of the Boyle Family, in a tenement house in Dublin.
Period of the play, 1922.
Jack Boyle and his old friend Joxer Daly are two Dublin tenement dwellers who put more work into avoiding work than most do in securing it. Boyle is a fantasist who's styled himself a Captain of the High Seas and he regales his crafty companion with maritime tales; herein lies the comedy. Jack's wife Juno is the breadwinner and moral powerhouse, but she can't stop her life unravelling as she's surrounded by a family who doesn't deserve her. Johnny, her son, is a moral weakling who has betrayed a Republican comrade, while her daughter, Mary is vain and a poor judge of male character. Therein lies the tragedy.
03 March 1924
Presented by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Three Dublin Plays: Sean O'Casey
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.
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