BLIND RAFTERY AND THE SEVEN NIGHTS OF A WAKEADD TO CART
By: Robert Frankel, Adapted from book by Peg Mayo
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BLIND RAFTERY AND THE SEVEN NIGHTS OF A WAKE
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Video Rights: $20.00
Type: Full Length Play
Genre: Comedy
Themes: Multicultural, Adaptations
Running Time: 120 minutes
Speaking Cast: 2 females, 3 males, 5 total cast
ISBN: 978-1-61588-015-7
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Member Reviews:
      By Mary Harrison - Actor - Peig in the World Premier
Having grown up with Irish grandmothers and Irish neighbors, the retelling of Blind Raftery's Wake was both magical and somehow familiar. It's an actor's dream to play in and I'm so grateful to have been part of the original cast. But more than that, I think Raftery is one of those very quiet plays that, having once seen it, lurk unexpectedly at the back of one's heart forever.
 
      By Suzie Stier - Waletzki - Actress/Director - Colleen in the World Premier
Raftery is an actress' dream role! Wonderfully poetic language that will charm the ears, characters that are masterfully crafted and a story line that weaves one man's life into a masterpiece of mystery, sweet romance, comedy and depth. It is truly Irish storytelling at it's finest.
 
      By Ray Bills - Actor/Director - Brian the Barreler in the World Premier
Having been in Ireland not long before performing BLIND RAFTERY AND THE SEVEN NIGHTS OF A WAKE, I was immediately drawn back into that magical place. This play captures the musical and moving language of that land with perfection and reverence. It is truly and actor's showcase and a director's dream. To borrow from one of my favorite lines of the play, I will remember BLIND RAFTERY AND THE SEVEN NIGHTS OF A WAKE...as clear as a silver sliver of moon embracing stars between her points.
 
Synopsis
On his deathbed, fiddler Kevin Columcille Raftery–better known as Blind Raftery–commands his housekeeper Maudie to hold a wake in his memory for seven days. And with that, Raftery breathes his last. We flash forward to the seven-year anniversary of his wake. Four characters of unknown background–Peig, Colleen, Brian and Mark–are each mysteriously summoned to a field at midnight, committed the retelling of Raftery’s stories. Through the stories, we are introduced to a host of characters—each one channeled through our four reluctant orators. All these characters serve to shape and share the life of this extraordinary man. On this cold Irish night, they receive a beautiful understanding of innocence, experience, and death–the three pillars of a well-lived life.
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ISBN: 978-1-61588-015-7
 
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