Rehearsal Video: THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD BY J.M. Synge, The Stage, Austin, March 13 - 28, 2020

(video promo from The Stage)


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. 

John Millington Synge’s darkly comedic masterpiece takes us on a wild Irish romp to a sleepy coastal village and Flaherty’s Public House. When a frightened stranger arrives with an intriguing story of murder, the captivated townsfolk quickly elevate the man to a local legend. Now the question becomes, will his past come back to haunt him?

Pegeen - Madison Murrah

Christy - Brandon Lindsey


Shawn - Jacob Schatz

Widow - Nikki Zook

Michael James - Garry Peters

Jimmy - Mick D'Arcy

Philly - Peter Young

Old Mahon - Moses Kutz

Sara Tansey - Alexandra Russo

Susan Brady - Olivia McCain

Honor Blake - Taylor Hildebrand

The Playboy of the Western World
by John Millington Synge
The Stage

March 13 - March 28, 2022
Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX, 78704

March 13 – March 28, 2020 (Thu-Sat) | Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin

A special St. Patrick’s Day performance March 17th at 8 pm

Location:        Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704


​                        (tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door)

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