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Far Off Things by Noel Carey

The eternal conflict between insight and indoctrination..

Strongly recommended by the International Jury of this year's P.J. O'Connor Awards, Noel Carey's Far Off Things explores the complexity of the impact of an adult suicide on a sensitive schoolboy. It examines the eternal conflict between insight and indoctrination in a play that speaks as plainly to the bad new days as it does to the bad old ones.

Joe Taylor played Browner, Smithy was Caoilfhionn Dunne and Hugh O Conor played Colly. The teacher was Stephen Brennan, Mr. Murphy was played by Frank McCusker, Browner's wife was Miriam Kelly and Niall Tóibín played Fr. O Brien.

Drama On One would like to thank the Staff and Students of Marian College, Sandymount for all their kindness and courtesy, in particular the boys in Ms. Eldin's Spanish class, who provided not only the classroom ambience, but also invaluable help and assistance in the making of this play.

Sound supervision was by Damian Chennells

Dramaturge was Jesper Bergmann

Produced by Kevin Reynolds