The Half-Promised Land

Playwright Maeve Binchy
Director Pat Laffan
Company Abbey Theatre
Stage Everyman Playhouse
Cast Fiona MacAnna, Máire Ní Ghráinne, Marie Hastings, Desmond Cave, Kathleen Barrington, Emmet Bergin, Bernadette McKenna, Bill Foley, Barry McGovern
Opening Date 29 October 1979
Other Information

The Half-Promised Land was Mave Binchy's first full-length stage play adapted from a story in her collection My First Book, from 1970. Influenced by time she spent in Isreal, Binchy's play revolves around two Irish schoolteachers' experience on a working holiday spent in a rural community on a kibbutz in rural Israel in 1966. The Half-Promised Land played for one week at the Everyman Playhouse from 29 October to 3 November.

Sources of Material Copy of programme: Michael Twomey
Newspaper articles: Cork City Libraries

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Newspaper Articles
Evening Echo, 27 October 1979, p. 5
Evening Echo, 1 November 1979, p. 6

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