The Broken Jug is a clever adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's classic comic masterpiece Der Zerbrochne Krug. Translated by Irish playwright John Banville, he takes us all the way to Ballybog, a small town In the West of Ireland at the time of the potato famine. One hung over and bruised judge; one visiting representative from Her Majesty's Empire; two sceptical Court Clerks; one broken jug; two families in conflict; two weary maids; a starving population; and a case of drink induced memory loss all lead to a hilarious confrontation in a courthouse in Ballybog on the West Coast of Ireland in the Year of our Lord 1846!!
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