The Mundy Scheme

by  Brian Friel

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  12m, 3f

"A savage, albeit uproarious satire on Irish politics with a good many well-aimed whacks at Americans." - The Critic

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The Mundy Scheme

by  Brian Friel

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    Cast Size

    12m, 3f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Ireland has a new leader and a cabinet minister presents a scheme for prosperity. Offer the bogs and unproductive areas to sentimental Irishmen abroad as a final resting place. The scheme gains momentum and infighting begins. After a great deal of treachery and double-dealing, the leader ends up as the only one who'll profit from the scheme.
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Reviews

"A savage, albeit uproarious satire on Irish politics with a good many well-aimed whacks at Americans." - The Critic

Keywords

Politics

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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12m, 3f
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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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