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THERE ARE TRAGEDIES AND TRAGEDIES

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Fitzmaurice 

  • Setting

    Rural Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    When aspiring dandy Humphrey and his wife Kytie appear to lose their life-savings as a result of a bank collapse, their greedy in-laws appear in the hope of making a financial killing. Humphrey is determined to hang on to his dreams, however...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    15 June 1977

  • Production

    Produced by Druid

  • Original Venue

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Completed around 1940 and published in the Dublin Magazine in 1948, 'There Are Tragedies and Tragedies' was first performed by the St Mary's College Musical and Dramatic Society, Dublin, in January 1953. The details listed here refer to the play's professional premiere in 1977, the centenary of Fitzmaurice's birth.

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Fo'Castle, Galway as part of Druid's Anglo-Irish theatre season.

Original Cast  
Geoffrey Pat Connaughton
Mogue Sean McGinley
Kytie Maryanne McGrath
Maura Marie Mullen
Humphrey Doolen Paul O'Neill (2)
Production Team  
Director Garry Hynes
Lighting Donal Hynes
Set and Costume Design Marie Mullen
Set and Costume Design Maryanne McGrath
Set and Costume Design Marion Coady

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Plays of George Fitzmaurice, Volume Two ( Introduced by Howard K. Slaughter)

  • Year

    1967

  • Published By

    Dolmen Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Contact

    The George Fitzmaurice Society

  • Address

    c/o Fiona Brennan (trustee)
    Scrahan
    Knocknagree, County Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    087 6494409.

  • Email

    scrahanmf@eircom.net

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The George Fitzmaurice Society

  • Address

    c/o Fiona Brennan (trustee)
    Scrahan
    Knocknagree, County Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    087 6494409.

  • Email

    scrahanmf@eircom.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the Druid Company website and from the book 'George Fitzmaurice:Wild In His Own Way' by Fiona Brennan.