Daughter of the House

Written by:

Lucy Brennan

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama
Translation

Themes:

Children
Coming of Age
Family
Parenthood
Poverty
Prairies
Relationships

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

2008

Synopsis:

In 1950’s Dublin, Eileen is torn between her desire to follow her man to Canada and her duty to stay and care for her mother. There’s no holding back as all members of the family express their views with intensity and humour. A fascinating exploration of character – with a surprise at the end!

Characters:

EILEEN MacCARTHY

PETER DOWNEY

EMMA MacCARTHY, Fergus’s wife

FERGUS MacCARTHY, Eileen’s brother

DERMOT MacCARTHY, Eileen’s brother

DEIRDRE MacCARTHY, Dermot’s wife

ANDREW HUNT, Canadian Mining Executive

MÁIRE MacCARTHY, Eileen’s mother

First Produced:

2008 at Alumnae Theatre, Toronto, ON.

Resources:

Available through the CPO Website.