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Borstal Boy

Borstal Boy

Play


Writers:
  • irish
  • tony award
  • new york drama critics circle award
  • ira
  • prison
  • friendship


Overview


Synopsis

This Tony Award-winning play is adapted from Brendan Behan's autobiography of the same title. When young Behan, who has joined the IRA, is sent to Liverpool to plant bombs in a shipyard, he is caught and sent to a harsh prison. There, Behan must figure out how to survive the brutality of sadistic guards, finding hope and discovering friendships, in spite of it all. Behan's book was adapted for the stage by Frank McMahon.


Characters

Female



Show Information

Based On Book By:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Play 1970
First Produced:
1967
Genres
Historical/Biographical
Cast Size
large
Licensor:
Ideal For
male-heavy cast
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Tags:
  • irish
  • tony award
  • new york drama critics circle award
  • ira
  • prison
  • friendship

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