Comedy/Drama. By Michael Johnson.
Cast: 4m., 3w., 1 either gender, extras. The year is 1900. We're in a tiny, impoverished village in Connemara, Ireland, its remoteness continually punished by sleet, cold rains and howling gales. Megan O'Flagherty, a young, plain barmaid in a local pub is to be married in four days to the village braggart. But all changes in the most unforeseen way. Megan hears a voice whisper to her from the shadows in the pub. It is a voice like no other she has ever heard, and its tenderness and poetry quickly charm, console and woo her heart. For this voice she would give her first kisses and, in these kisses, her heart. This plain barmaid would fall passionately in love for the first time, not with her husband-to-be, but with a ghost! Megan's father, Timothy O'Flagherty; her fianc#233;, Michael O'Donovan; the Widow Peggy; the Rag Lady and the entire village have much to say about this situation as they fill the stage with Irish wisdom and hilarity! Unit set. Approximate running time: 120 minutes, with one intermission.