September 6, 1926. Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
A lost gem. Harsh ending explains why it will never be done in Ireland.
Setting: Ballydonal House, Co. Cork.
St. Leger Alcock
(Reggie Alcock – Killed in war)
(Ulick Alcock – Killed in war)
Captain Montgomery Despard – 25
Rev. Henry Brown
Atkins – Butler, 65
Annie Daley – Maid
11 Nov 1918 – End of WWI
Scene 1: November, 1918
- Armistice Day
- Mrs. Alcock: “I’m not Irish.”
Scene 2: June, 1921
- The war for independence is raging
- Monty is now a Black and Tan
- The ghost of Ulick!
Scene 3: February, 1923