“ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… director Jonathan Berry once again displays his gift for creating a pitch-perfect ensemble… ”— Chicago Sun-Times
Acclaimed director Jonathan Berry makes his Strawdog debut at the helm of Tom Murphy's 1985 Irish classic. After 10 years chasing his dreams in America, Michael returns home to Galway to reconnect with old friends and rekindle old flames. However, over the course of the evening, and the downing of many pints at the White House Pub, his romanticism of the past collides with the realities of a world that has abandoned the idealism of his youth and Michael must now face what he has become.
Tom Murphy, considered by many to rival Brian Friel as Ireland's greatest living playwright, remains largely undiscovered in America. The Druid Theatre, from Murphy's hometown of Galway, presented three of his plays at the Lincoln Center Festival in 2012 introducing his work to American audiences to wide critical acclaim. His work spans from 1961's Whistle in the Dark to the present, and he was recently honored by the Dublin's Abbey Theatre with a six-play showcase season of his work.