The Crimson Thread

by  Mary Hanes

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f

"Sensitive, charming, emotional and entertaining." - Pasadena Star News.

"Warms audiences' hearts, tickles their funny bones and, on several occasions, stimulates their tear glands." - N.Y. Daily News.
"Full of wit and wisdo…

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The Crimson Thread

by  Mary Hanes

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This lyrical three act drama is a story of love, loss and survival told through three generations of Irish sisters. The play spans the years from 1869 to 1911. Scenes shift from a poor farm in Ireland to the fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and climax in New York City just after the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire. As the daughters of McDermotts, Connellys and Kenndys pass against this colorful panorama, one thing is paramount in their lives: family. It is the thread that binds them together and strengthens them to survive against all odds.
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Reviews

"Sensitive, charming, emotional and entertaining." - Pasadena Star News.

"Warms audiences' hearts, tickles their funny bones and, on several occasions, stimulates their tear glands." - N.Y. Daily News.

"Full of wit and wisdom, a touching play that is poetic and prophetic." - Hollywood Reporter.

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI, Victorian (British and American)
  • Setting:

    ACT I - August, 1869. In the county outside of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
    ACT II - April, 1889. A fishing town outside of New Bedford, along the Massachusetts coast.
    ACT III - March, 1911. Union Meeting Hall, New York City.

  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3f
Eilis McDermott Connelly
Bridget McDermott Flynn
Kathleen Connelly Wright
Fionnuala Connelly Kennedy
Maggie Kennedy
Nora Kennedy Fitzpatrick
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Mary Hanes

Mary Hanes

THE CRIMSON THREAD was first presented at Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut on May 5, 1994. It was directed by Dan Lauria.

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