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Go dTaga do Ríocht

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Micheál Ó Conghaile(2) 

  • Setting

    I gConamara an lae inniu (2008).

  • Notes

    Bhuaigh an dráma seo Duais Liteartha an Oireachtais, 2008. Léiríodh i Smock Alley i mBaile Átha Cliath é i mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2008.

  • Synopsis

    The play centres on the coming of age of Jimí and on his relationship with his father, Patrickín, a devoted Jehovah's Witness whose lifework is spreading the faith. Jimí, however, does not share his father's religious convictions and this causes great tension at home. He gets some respite from these difficult circumstances when he goes to work in a local Irish college for the summer and meets Keith, a young Dubliner who is captivated by the language and culture of Connemara and who feels he has found a spiritual home there. Meanwhile, Kate, Patrickín's mother, has returned home to make peace with her son but it appears that it may prove extremely difficult to heal the hurt of many years.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    14 July 2008

  • Producer

    Produced by An Taibhdhearc In association with Galway International Arts Festival

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma ar dtús in Áras na Gaeilge in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. Ní raibh fáil ar an Taibhdhearc de bharr tine a bheith ann an bhliain roimhe sin.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Fuarthas an t-eolas faoin gcéad léiriú ón gclár don 'Galway Arts Festival'.

Original Cast  
Keith Seán Dunne (2)
Kate Mairéad Ní Ghallchóir
Jimí Pádraig Ó Tuairisc
Johnny Bán Peadar Ó Treasaigh
Patrickín Seán Ó Coistealbha (2)
Production Team  
Director Brendan Murray
Set Designer Florian Betria
Lighting Designer Pat O'Reilly (2)
Sound Designer Orlagh de Bhaldraithe
Music by Stephaine Geremia
Stage Manager Orlagh de Bhaldraithe
Temporary Manager Seán Mac Donncha
Technician Pat O'Reilly (2)
Set Construction Tony Cording
Set Construction Ciara Delaney
Programme Design Caomhán Ó Scolaí
Poster Designer Caomhán Ó Scolaí
Photography Mike Shaughnessy
Make-Up Lorraine Walsh
Voice Over Áine Máire Ní Óráin

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    Go dTaga do Ríocht, Boicíní Bhóthar Kilburn agus Cripil Inis Meáin

  • Year

    2009

  • Published By

    Cló Iar-Chonnachta

  • Address

    Cló Iar-Chonnachta
    Indreabhán, Conamara
    Co na Gaillimhe
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    353 91 593 307

  • Website

    www.cic.ie

  • RRP

    €15

  • ISBN

    ISBN 978 1 905560 47 9 (Reference)

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mícheál Ó Conghaile

  • Address

    c/o Cló Iar-Chonnachta
    Indreabhán
    Contae na Gaillimhe
    Republic of Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Fuarthas an t-eolas faoi scéal an dráma ó preaseisiúint don léiriú i mBaile Átha Cliath ina dhiaidh sin.