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Borstal Boy - Full Length Play, Drama

Borstal Boy

Brendan Behan, Frank McMahon

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Full Length Play, Drama

19m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573606212

Brendan Behan
Adapted by Frank McMahon
"A happy song about tragedy of life, one of the best plays to come to Broadway in a long time." - NBC

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$9.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Biography, Period

Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s

Settings Of Play - Multiple locations including Liverpool, Dublin and Hollesley Bay

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

WINNER! Tony Award for Best Play, 1970
WINNER! New York Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Play, 1970
The soul of a poet is captured in this award-winning play. 16 year-old Brendan Behan is sent from Ireland by the IRA to blow up some British ships. He is caught, imprisoned, tried and sentenced to a reformatory. After three years, he is released and renounces the 'revolution' forever.

REVIEWS

"A happy song about tragedy of life, one of the best plays to come to Broadway in a long time." - NBC


Borstal Boy premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in October 1967 under the direction of Tomas MacAnna. The play subsequently moved to Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in March 1970 also directed by Tomas MacAnna.

Characters

CASTING

19m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Room for Extras

BRENDAN - Brendan Behan in his youth
BEHAN - Brendan Behan as an older man
SHEILA
MRS. GILDEA
I.R.A. MEN
LIVERPOOL LANDLADY
THE INSPECTOR
DETECTIVE VEREKER
THE SERGEANT
CHARLIE MILLWALL
MR. WHITBREAD - first warder
MR. HOLMES - second warder
HARTIGAN - prisoner at Walton
SMITH - prisoner at Walton
CALLAN - prisoner at Walton
JAMES - prisoner at Walton
TUBBY - prisoner at Walton
DALE- prisoner at Walton
BROWNIE - prisoner at Walton
PRISON CHAPLAIN
LIBRARY WARDER
PRISON GOVERNOR
MINISTER
WARDER O'SHEA
ITALIAN PRIEST
COOK
WARDER'S WIFE
EMIGRATION OFFICIAL
HARTY - Borstal boy
JOE - Borstal boy
KEN JONES - Borstal boy
CHEWLIPS - Borstal boy
JOCK - Borstal boy
TOM MEADOWS - Borstal boy
RIVERS - Borstal boy
CRAGG - Borstal boy
SHAGGY - Borstal boy

plus additional ensemble members for crowd and other officials

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