Answer Me Home – Plays from Tramore Theatre

Author: Agnes Walsh
Genre: Drama
Dimensions: 12 × 8 × 2 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: March 25, 2011
ISBN: 1-55081-348-X
EAN: 978-1-55081-348-7

There is no such thing as an ordinary life.

Tramore Theatre was formed in 1999 by Agnes Walsh and Arlene Morrissey. It is a community-based arts organization dedicated to the promotion of the oral history and the cultural traditions of the Cape Shore of Placentia Bay, including the rich Irish heritage of the area.

Answer Me Home: Plays from Tramore showcases the settlement history of the area and depicts the lives of the local people over the centuries. The plays also cross into social injustice, out migration, aging, changes in the fishery and inter-generational communication. These plays aim to show audiences a unique culture through theatre, song and dance.


“There is a craft and style to their language that is often pre-literate, of people who really talk and really listen, who enjoy and employ words and language as a quotidian art form. This is what so captivates Walsh and what she renders here – not as straight verbatim presentation, but as another kind of artistry.”

– Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

“The one that I really liked was ‘A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday.’ By the time I got to the end of it, I was in tears. It’s a really heartwarming, sad yet heart-warming, tale.”

– Mack Furlong, Weekend Arts Magazine

“[…] a welcome keepsake and commemoration of the past 12 years of summer performances and the hard work [Agnes Walsh] put into writing each play in the book.”

– Elizabeth MacDonald, the Charter

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