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Purple Dust


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Two English gentlemen, one boasting of his money, the other of his breeding, decide to settle with their Irish mistresses in the beautiful Irish countryside. Unfortunately for them, neither money nor breeding is any match for the wit and guile displayed by the native Irish. The results are both hilarious and tragic.
Musical director MICHAEL HENRY
Adapted and directed by SUSAN HOGG (R)


Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Director: Michael Henry
Directed By: Susan Hogg
PogeS: Davtd Makch
O'Killigain: Stephen Brennan
First workman: Dermot Crowley
Second workman: Norman Rodw Ay
Third workman: Sean Barrett
Strokes: Shaun Scott
Souhaun ,: Sorcha Cusack
Avril: Martin Stanley
Cloyne: Marcella Riordan
Canon: T P McKenna

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