The Playboy of the Western World by J M Synge
6 to 13 April 2019
Christy Mahon is a young man who enters Flaherty’s, a tavern on County Mayo’s west coast. He makes an outrageous claim. Despite the villainous nature of the claim, the townsfolk – particularly the women – are enraptured by Christy’s storytelling abilities and natural charm.
When it was published, Synge’s play became both popular and reviled for its depiction of Irish characters. The lack of a moral voice, and the fact the characters are more occupied and thrilled with the controversy rather than revulsed by the would-be murderer saw many protest the play’s staging, with riots breaking out at several theatres.
Audition: Friday 18 May, 7:30pm. Audition Notes.
|Old Mahon, his father|
|Michael James Flaherty, a publican|
|Margaret Flaherty, his daughter|
|Shawn Keogh, a young man|
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