One night, a scruffy young stranger, Christy Mahon, stumbles into Michael James Flaherty’s public house on the wild coast of County Mayo in Ireland. After much hemming and hawing, Christy eventually claims he is a decent lad on the run after killing his father. Enjoying the bold story, the locals welcome Christy as a hero, and Flaherty’s barmaid daughter Pegeen Mike falls for him, much to the dismay of her betrothed. What will happen when the truth comes out?
The Playboy of the Western World: An Irish Comedy
by J.M. Synge
Directed by Melissa Hill Grande
Equivalent to a PG-13 movie rating. Tickets: $20/adult, $15/senior or child, available at www.marietta.edu/boxoffice.
Jan. 31 at 8 pm: Ticket holders are invited to join us after the performance for an opening night celebration!
Feb. 1, 8 pm: Before this performance, an open lecture will be presented to draw back the curtain and share insights – but not spoilers — on what you are about to see.
Feb. 8, 2 pm: Ticket proceeds and donations received from this performance will benefit the Annual Marietta Police Picnic for Children sponsored by the Marietta Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #12.