Dark Irish Comedy Playboy of the Western World from STAGESTheatre
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The last date listed for Playboy of the Western World was Saturday April 7, 2012 / 5:00pm.
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Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner With Friends hits the OC stage in this STAGEStheatre production. Gabe and Karen, a happily married couple, have been friends for decades with Tom and Beth, also married. Everything changes when Beth reveals that Tom has been unfaithful and their marriage is on the verge of imploding. The story is not the divorce, however, but the shockwave effect it has on Gabe and Karen's relationship. At first they feel forced to pick sides, then they begin to notice the cracks in their own marriage. This funny, poignant comic drama exposes the insecurities that everyone faces when big changes happen in their lives. The characters are real and relatable -- they might be your friends, your family or they might even be you. Margulies holds a mirror up to the modern relationship and asks us to think about our own relationships and what we're doing to keep them strong. Learn More
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The performances were all grand! We liked the staging, costumes and great energy the cast gave. They had lovely comedic timing and delivered some pretty complicated dialogue so it was understandable and nuanced. Thanks for a great show!
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“Stages’ production is a must-see for Gaelic-philes everywhere as well as those who love great theater and the very Irish mixture of poetic language and ribald humor.” -_-Orange County Register _
“After consuming corned beef, green beer or a shamrock shake, don your celebratory green and head on over to Stages to enjoy a carousing evening of Playboy of the Western World. It will be the most unique and entertaining time you’ve ever had on a St. Patrick’s Day weekend, or possibly any weekend for that matter.” —_Fullerton Foundry _
STAGEStheatre is proud to present a classic irish comedy by J.M. Synge directed by Elizabeth Serra.
This savagely funny Irish classic was met with rioting and controversy when it premiered, sending shock waves across the dramatic world. Set in a small village in the west coast of County Mayo, The Playboy of the Western World is a lyrical comedy which tells the story of lonely dreamer Christy Mahon who wanders into a pub, claiming that he killed his father. Captivating the locals with his tale of bravery he becomes an instant hero but not all is as it seems.
The Playboy of the Western World_ is a three-act play written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge and first performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on January 26, 1907. It is set in Michael James Flaherty’s public house in County Mayo (on the west coast of Ireland) during the early 1900s. It tells the story of Christy Mahon, a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father. The locals are more interested in vicariously enjoying his story than in condemning the immorality of his murderous deed. He captures the romantic attention of the bar-maid Pegeen Mike, the daughter of Flaherty. Elizabeth Serra has trained at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and in London at the British American Drama Academy. Her directing credits at STAGES include the west coast premier of Joshua, Lend Me A Tenor, and Little Shop of Horrors.
The Playboy of the Western World stars: Jennifer Pearce, Ryan Holihan, Steven Biggs, Sean Hesketh, Benjamin Ooley, Ben Green, Amber Scott, Taylor Rich, Mary Sherg, Caitlyn O’Connor, and John Sturgeon.