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Maeve's House

Based on the life and work of Maeve Brennan

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Eamon Morrissey 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Maeve Brennan 

  • Adapted From Notes

    Includes excerpts from The Springs of Affection and The Long-Winded Lady by Maeve Brennan.

  • Notes

    An Abbey Theatre commission.

  • Synopsis

    Maeve Brennan was one of our greatest short story writers. Although she lived in New York, many of her finest stories are set in 48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin where she grew up. By coincidence Eamon Morrissey was brought up in the same house. While performing on Broadway, Eamon was surprised to discover his family home in Maeve’s vivid writing in The New Yorker. He was compelled to meet this enigmatic and mysterious woman. This poignant story features extracts from Maeve Brennan’s writing and presents a moving portrait of two artists in conversation across generations.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Performer Eamon Morrissey
Production Team  
Director Gerard Stembridge
Set and Costume Designer Niamh Lunny
Lighting Designer Kevin McFadden
Sound Designer Ben Delaney
Visual Designer Maeve Keane
Stage Manager Bronagh Doherty
Photography Ros Kavanagh

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Eamon Morrissey

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    emor@eircom.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.