The Loves of Cass McGuire

by  Brian Friel

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 4f

After fifty-two years of romping as a saloon waitress in America, Cass goes home to Ireland. But the brother and his family to whom she turns really have no need for her, and ship her off to a rest haven for old dreamers. Nothing is as Cass envisioned it. Shebegins living off past memories like the…

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The Loves of Cass McGuire

by  Brian Friel

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After fifty-two years of romping as a saloon waitress in America, Cass goes home to Ireland. But the brother and his family to whom she turns really have no need for her, and ship her off to a rest haven for old dreamers. Nothing is as Cass envisioned it. Shebegins living off past memories like the rest. And though her memories now have a bitter taste, we know that in time and with the telling they will be suffused with the aura of pleasant dreams, like those of all the rest. The role of the irascible Cass McGuire was created on Broadway by Ruth Gordon.

"Gives off a warm glow...Filled with compassion and human humor. If you liked Philadelphia, Here I Come, I'd try this one."-New York Daily News

"Nostalgic, funny...A play of sentiment and wit."-Wall Street Journal

"The rueful imagination of the true Irish poet...Lyric and emotional, poetic compassion...An exciting theatre talent, a playwright of quality."-New York Post

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Brian Friel

Brian Friel (1929-2015) largely considered modern Ireland's leading playwright, was born to a schoolmaster and a postmistress. After working as a teacher in Derry for ten years, he married Anne Morrison and moved to Donegal to begin writing in earnest. His first significant theatrical success was Philadelphia, Here I C ...

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