From the outset the Abbey Theatre was a popular venue for visiting productions. The Abbey Company didn’t perform on Sunday nights, leaving the stage free for visiting companies. In this case the Dublin Dramatic Jewish Society, an active amateur drama group at the time, brought Israel in the Kitchen to the Abbey Theatre for one night only.
Gabriel Fallon, a well-known Abbey actor is credited here as the producer / director of the play. Fallon was a close friend of Seán O’Casey whose play Juno and the Paycock premiered just five years earlier but was by then already an established play in the Irish theatre canon.