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The Last Move


  • Playwright

    Pauline Maguire 

  • Synopsis

    A comedy in three acts about young people aspiring to modernise country life. John Thomas, an aging farmer who wants to retire, has a unhappy family. Those who stayed on the farm are fatalistic and lacking in drive while those who migrated to the city are just as badly off. When an attempt to settle his affairs with his family around him fails he leaves the last move up to them.

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Original Cast  
Aunt Catherine Mary Joan O'Hara
Nora Angela Newman
Tess Dempsey Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Nailer Murphy Harry Brogan
JohnThomas Egan Geoff Golden
Mike Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Mary Brid Lynch
Vincent Vincent Dowling
Production Team  
Settings by Michael O'Herlihy
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Sean Mooney(2)


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