Poor Beast in the Rain: Tony-Nominated Director Presents Irish Play
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The Salem K Theatre Company will ring in its inaugural season and the Kilachand Series with the west coast premiere of Billy Roche’s Poor Beast in the Rain, under the tutelage of Tony-nominated director, Wilson Milam.
It’s the weekend of the All Ireland Hurling Finals, and the town of Wexford is buzzing with anticipation. In the local betting shop, all talk is of the upcoming match until the regulars get word of the return of the Danger Doyle. Years before, he had run off with the shop owner Steven’s wife, leaving him to raise their daughter Eileen alone. Time and Danger’s old running buddy Joe’s endless retelling of their misadventures have elevated the man to near-legendary status. Now his unexpected homecoming has them and his ex-flame Molly revisiting a long-faded past, as old wounds are reopened, gilded recollections are reconstructed, and the residents of Wexford are left, once again, to live with the ghosts of bygone days.
The talented cast includes Christopher Carley as Georgie, a young man who pines not-so-secretly for Eileen, Andrew Connolly as Danger Doyle, Kevin Kearns as Joe, Michael O’Hagan as Steven, Joanne Whalley as the jaded, faded Molly, and Kate Steele as Eileen.
Ms. Whalley is known on both sides of the Atlantic for her memorable performances on stage, screen and television, including the films Scandal, Willow, Scarlett and Jackie. Audiences will recognize Kearns from his role as Pasco on the television series Deadwood.
Director Wilson Milam is a veteran of Roche’s plays, having directed his Wexford Trilogy—an amalgamation of Poor Beast in the Rain, A Handful of Stars and Belfry— at London’s Tricycle Theatre. Milam received critical acclaim in 2006 for helming The Lieutenant of Inishmore, which was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Director and Best Play.