Pat Laffan in Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Pat Laffan is seen here as James Tyrone Jr. in Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill. T.P. McKenna had originally played the part in 1959 in the play’s Irish Premiere with Ria Mooney as Mary Cavan Tyrone. This was a rare acting role for Ria Mooney as by the 1950’s she was more commonly directing rather than acting in Abbey Theatre productions. Both productions were directed by Frank Dermody.

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