Rum and Vodka

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DOI: 10.5040/9781784600273.00000003
Acts: 1.

Conor McPherson's short monologue play Rum and Vodka was first performed at University College Dublin on 27 November1992. One of McPherson's earliest stage works, it was written and performed just after he formed Fly By Night Theatre Company with fellow students, who produced the majority of his early plays.

A young, unnamed Irishman with a drink problem recounts the events of three momentous days in his life when his drab nine-to-five existence is obliterated in an escapist binge, which threatens to engulf him.

The University College premiere was performed by Stephen Walshe and directed by Conor McPherson.

The play was subsequently performed by Fly by Night Theatre Company at the City Arts Centre, Dublin, on 30 August 1994. The performer was Jason Byrne, directed by Colin O'Connor.

From Conor McPherson Plays: One

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Nick Hern Books

Conor McPherson

ISBN: 9781848422216

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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