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Stailc Ocrais

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Máiréad Ní Ghráda 

  • Setting

    Príosún i mBaile Átha Cliath le linn Chogadh na Saoirse (1922)

  • Notes

    Bunaithe ar 'Days of Fear' le Frank Gallagher.

  • Synopsis

    The play is set in an unnamed Irish prison during the War of Independence. A group of Republican prisoners decide to call a hunger strike until they are released. The prison authorities refuse to give in to them, however, and the strikers grow sicker and weaker with every passing day. Their commander starts to question his conscience: are they following the right course or should he call the whole strike off?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    09 April 1962

  • Production Notes

    Faoi choimirce An Damer.

  • Producer

    Produced by An Damer

  • Original Venue

    The Damer Hall/An Damer

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Bhuaigh an dráma seo Duais na Comhairle Ealíon, Oireachtas 1960

Original Cast  
An Dochtúir Michael O'Rourke
An Ceannfort Dónal Ó Cuill
An Chéad Chathaitheoir Nuala Ní Dhónaill
Máthair an Cheannfoirt Máirín Duraic
An Priosúnach Óg Seosamh Ó Mongaidh
An Dara Cathaitheoir Máiréad Ní Bhriain
An Gobharnóir Annraoi Ó Braonáin
Smuilc Brian Ó Baoill
An Brianach Pádraig Ó Catháin
An Bás Tomás Ó Dubhghaill
Production Team  
Director Tomás Mac Anna
Set Tomás Mac Anna
Lighting Sinéad Cól
Musician Treasa Ní Ghairbheith
Stage Director Nóirlín Ní Dhuibhir
Stage Director Seosamh Ó Mongaidh
Stage Director Máiréad Ní Bhriain
Stage Manager Tommy Rogers

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    Stailc Ocrais

  • Year

    1966

  • Published By

    Oifig an tSoláthair

  • Address

    An Rannóg Post-Tráchta, 51 Faiche Stiabhna
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    01 6476000 / 1890 213434

  • Email

    info@opw.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Éamonn Ó Ciosáin

  • Address

    8, Arda Weston/Weston Heights
    Leamhcán
    Co. Bhaile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0) 860798268

  • Email

    eociosain@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón gclár don chéad léiriú agus ó Stair Dhrámaíocht na Gaeilge 1900-1970 le P Ó Siadhail.