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Irish Shorts - Two-handers from The Abbey Theatre

Irish Shorts - Two-handers from The Abbey Theatre $24.99

Aideen Howard - editor

Published by Nick Hern Books

2 Male 1 Female

A collection of eight short plays by exciting new Irish writers, selected and introduced by the literary manager of the Abbey Theatre

Wth one exception, they are all written for one man and one woman and are ideal for performance in studio theatres, one-act play festivals, and as duologues

Together, the plays showcase the Abbey's commitment to nurturing and introducing the very best new Irish writing

The eight short plays are ...

Stop/Over ~ Gary Duggan - M1,F1

A young couple remember the time they spent together, while on the edge of a life they will never share

When Cows Go Boom ~ Stacey Gregg - M1,F1

An oblique parable of love set against the backdrop of a horrific landscape

Love in a Glass Jar ~ Nancy Harris - M1,F1

A sterile liasion in a hotel room threatens to spill over into real life

Meeting Miss Ireland ~ Rosemary Jenkinson - M1,F1

Kathy Ireland is desperate to find a man - and to lose her pot-dealing brother

Salad Day ~ Deirdre Kinahan - M1,F1

An elderly couple trapped in a nursing home plot a daring escape into the sunshine

Nineteen Ninety-Two ~ Lisa McGee - M2

Two brothers are biding their time to savour revenge - but how can they be sure they've got the right girl?

Investment Potential ~ Phillip McMahon - M1,F1

A youthful couple can't seem to pull themselves up the rungs of the property ladder

Ribbons ~ Elaine Murphy - M1,F1

A parent and child have been concealing their true identities - and find it hard to cope when everything starts to unravel

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