Friday, March 11, 2011

Help Needed!

Today's blog is a request for assistance in identifying a play for which we have a props list in the Lyric Theatre archives, but no other information! Besides the photos here is the information we can offer:
  • Three act play
  • Character names: Conlon, Maguire, Lynch, Tressa and Bridie
  • Locations: threshing mill, hall and store (pub)
Click on the photographs for a larger view of each act's props. If anyone can identify this play we would love to hear from you, via email, a comment here on the blog or via Twitter. Thanks!

UPDATE: Many thanks to NUI Galway English lecturer Patrick Lonergan, who quickly identified this play as Eugene McCabe's King of the Castle, which the Lyric produced in 1966 and again in 1971. With the number of props involved I believe this list is from the 1971 production, as the Lyric had moved to its new and much larger home on Ridgeway Street by that time. 

Sarah Poutch

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