The Playboy of the Western World
by The Stage at Water Street
Dec. 09 - Dec. 10 (2019)
The Playboy of the Western World is set in Michael James Flaherty’s public house in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland during the early 1900s. Christy Mahon is a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father. The locals are more interested in vicariously relishing his story than in condemning the immorality of his murderous deed. Christy’s tale captures the romantic attention of the bar-maid Pegeen Mike, the daughter of Flaherty. The play is best known for its use of the poetic language of Hiberno-English, heavily influenced by the Irish Language.
The Playboy of the Western World is a three-act play first performed at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, on January 26, 1907.
Auditions: Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10, between 6:30 - 9:20 pm