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Bratacha an Rí


  • Playwright

    Liam Ó Briain 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Adolfo Costa du Rels 

  • Author Notes

    Aistrithe ó 'Les Étendards du Roi'.

  • Setting

    Áit éigin i bhfíor-thuaisceart na Fraince, idir 21 Samhain agus 21 Nollaig, 1953.

  • Synopsis

    A play about the French priest-worker movement. Founded in 1943 the movement consisted of a hundred or so priests who were freed from their normal duties in order to dedicate themselves to the evangelization of the working classes.

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Original Cast  
Jean-Pierre Cramail Martin Dempsey
Martine Ronnie Masterson
An Teachtaire Gearóid Ó Lochlainn
Duine Eile Nioclás Mac Gearailt
Duine Eile Aodhán Mac Fhionnlaoich
Madame Moreau Gobnait Ní Shúilleabháin
Philippeau Annraoi Ó Liatháin
Lúcás de Restorés Gearóid Ó Tighearnaigh
Duine Eile Máirtín Ó Floinn
Duine Eile Laura Ní Chonghaile
Duine Eile Treasa Ní Dhonnabháin
Duine Eile Micheál Ó hUiginn
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Tomás Mac Anna
Lighting Leslie Scott
Lighting Reginald Mac Liaim
Stage Director Eibhlín Ní Chathailriabhaigh
Stage Manager Ciarán Mac Afraidh
Scenery John Meaney


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