The Playboy of the Western World
Dear Supporters of The Stage Austin,
As the city of Austin continues to monitor and provide preventative measures to combat the COVID 19 health crisis, we have received word that City of Austin facilities will be required to cancel all programming and events until March 30, 2020. As such, we have been informed that the Dougherty Arts Center is closing effective immediately. This is a preventative measure to combat COVID 19 and to ensure safety for all our participants and clients. As a result, our remaining performances of The Playboy of the Western World will be cancelled.
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As many of you may know, city arts funding, particularly after the loss of revenue due to the cancellation of SXSW will be adversely affected next year. Arts organizations need donor support now more than ever. In addition, we are a new theatre company mounting our first full production. Donations will help us offset this huge loss.
We thank you for your support and are very grateful for you patronage. We ask for your understanding and patience as we navigate this change and transition. Donations can be made through our website at www.thestageaustin.com/support
March 13th-28th, 2020
Dougherty Arts Center – 1110 Barton Springs Road – Austin TX 78704 – MAP
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?
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.
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 – Presley McFalls
Honor Blake – Taylor Hildebrand
Directed by Karen Sneed