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Untitled Plays

These two typescripts appear to be drafts of unfinished plays written by Deevy. They vary in size and topic, what they have in common is that they are all formatted as plays and they all appear to be missing some of the text.

Script #152 is set in Manhattan's Middle East Side [sic], in Fred Burke's basement record shop. Fred is an American who met Maureen in Ireland and brought her back to the U.S. Business is poor, the relationship is struggling and Maureen is in danger of falling for Carlo Benevente, a young tenor who frequents the store.

Script #153 opens with elderly Margaret, a housekeeper speaking to her employer Captain Tom Osborne about a post Independence IRA bombing campaign in London. Osborne's sons John and Anthony are involved in Republican activity, possibly in the IRA. Their girlfriends, Aggie and Susie, have contrasting feelings about the bombing campaign while the older Paddy, a veteran Republican of 1916 suspects German involvement and is unhappy about the 'riff-raff' in the IRA ranks. The reverse of the final page contains the closing scene from another play with a character named Tobias.

Script #154 is just ten pages long. The major character is Lotty Hallnan, a young lady who wants to see the world but who is working in a private library owned by the elderly Miss Ammelia Gregg. Other characters include Michael, Johnny, and Jerry / Gerald, an older man interested in the young librarian. Lotty may or may not return his interest but is suspicious of his 'advanced ideas'. The final two pages contain duplicate text.