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The Moon in the Yellow River

A Play in Three Acts, by E.W. Tocher


  • Drámadóir

    Denis Johnston 

  • Nótaí Faoin Údar

    Credited as E.W. Tocher
  • Suíomh

    The action of the play takes place in an old Fort, now used as a dwelling-house, near the mouth of a river in Ireland.

  • Achoimre

    The play is set in 1927 during an attempt by the IRA to destroy a Free State government power plant. The attack fails; nevertheless the plant is then blown up by accident. Along the way the play deals with nation-building, terrorism, war crimes, the rape of the environment, industrialism and globalization, while at the same time it is a deeply personal story of loss, denial and reconciliation. The title is from Ezra Pound, about a poet grasping at illusory ideals. As the play closes the action turns back from the political to the personal, as the central character discovers a resolution to his nihilism, and the idea that in man’s unhappiness could lie his greatness.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Willie Udolphus Wright
Blanaid Shelah Richards
George Arthur Shields
Darrell Blake Denis O'Dea
Dobelle F J McCormick
Agnes Maureen Delaney
Tausch Fred Johnson
Aunt Columba Eileen Crowe
Capt. Potts Michael J. Dolan
Commandant Lanagan P.J. Carolan
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Ceoil Dr. J.F. Larchet
Léirithe ag Lennox Robinson
Léiritheoir Cúnta Arthur Shields

Scripteanna Foilsithe

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    All Rights

  • Teagmháil

    Micheal Johnston

  • Seoladh

    20 Burdett Avenue, Sandycove
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Foinse Eolais

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from press cuttings of the time.