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A Skull in Connemara

ISBN: 978-0-8222-1665-0
Full length, Comedy/Drama
3 men, 1 woman
Total Cast: 4, Flexible Set
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago gradually begin to resurface.
"Mr. McDonagh's great strength is that he combines a love of traditional storytelling with the savage ironic humour of the modern generation…In A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, a gravedigger, whose job is to disinter the bones of seven-year-old corpses and smash them to pulp, is hotly suspected of killing his wife." —The Guardian (UK).