In the Country of the Blue

Written by:

Colleen Curran

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 2
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Fame
Ireland
Scandal
Writing

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

2000

Synopsis:

“In In the Country of the Blue, world-famous novelist Sheila Holland flees to a remote Irish island hoping she can escape a scandal. She is wrong, of course. Everyone seems to find her. Her tormentors include her Aunt, her literary agent, her baseball legend husband and Irish folk.” (From the CPO website)

Characters:

Sheila McCracken, 46

Parnell O’Leary, late forties to fifties

Mickey McCracken, 49

Ciarca Shaw, 28

Enid Cree, 56 or so

Owen “Splinter” Holland, 48

First Produced:

2000, Port Dover

Resources:

In the Country of the Blue is available through the CPO website.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Sheila, Mickey and Owen are from “America”, Enid is Scottish, Ciarca and Parnell are Irish.