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The Young Man from Rathmines

A Play in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    M.M. Brennan 

  • Synopsis

    Mary Dowd, urged on by her mother, answers an advertisment in the paper from a young medical student from Rathmines who happens to be seeking a pen friend. The correspondence grows to such an extent that the young man at last consents to visit Mary at her home, and if Mary's mother is to have anything to do with it, the young man will not leave the house again without becoming engaged to her daughter. The women prepare to welcome him, set the table for tea and force the poor father of the house into a white collar. Mrs O'Sullivan, a neighbour, is roped in to pose as a housemaid. Enter Barney Reilly, a poor suitor for Mary's hand, only to be ejected. Finally ... the Young Man from Rathmines arrives!

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mr Dowd Michael J. Dolan
Barney Reilly Tony Quinn (1)
George Jackson Gabriel J. Fallon
Mrs Sullivan Sheila Murray
Mary Chrissie Byrne
Mrs Dowd Mai Neville
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Young Man From Rathmines

  • Year

    1942

  • Published By

    Talbot Press

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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 Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time