A Crucial Week In The Life Of A Grocers Assistant    by Tom Murphy

Featured in the 2016 and 2006 Festivals


John Joe Moran is the son of a small town gravedigger and a washerwoman – and the servant to a craw thumping grocer who pays him 19 shillings a week, while urging him not to stray from the straight and narrow. John Joe however, has a girl and despite being torn between leaving or straying, he dreams of escape, just like his brother did. His mother however, and her close ally, the local parish priest are determined to make him stay.