Abbey Theatre's Playboy Heads to the Western World of New York, Oct. 26-31

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The touring production of Abbey Theatre of Ireland's staging of The Playboy of the Western World will head into New York City, October 26-31, for a limited run at New York University’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Art from the Abbey Theatre's The Playboy of the Western World
Art from the Abbey Theatre's The Playboy of the Western World

J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World, as directed by Abbey artistic director Ben Barnes, is celebrating the Dublin company's 100th anniversary. The drama revolves around a stranger who throws a small village into an uproar with tales of grandeur. The staging opened in Galway, Ireland, June 12 and will follow its American tour with a return six-week engagement at the Abbey Theatre. Dates are set for the work to be presented at Boston, Philadelphia, New Haven, Stamford and Chicago.

The cast includes Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Cathy Belton, Olwen Fouere, Andrew Bennett, Maeliosa Stafford, John Olohan, Brendan Conroy, David Herlihy, Kelly Campbell, Ciara O'Callaghan, Katy Davis and Simon O'Gorman.

The design team features Guido Tondino (set) and Rupert Murray (lighting).

The tour lineup is as follows:

  • Oct. 7-10 — Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct. 12-17 —  Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct. 19-24 — Rich Forum in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Oct. 26-31 — Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York, New York
  • Nov. 2-28 — The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov. 30-Dec 12 — Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois For tickets to The Playboy of the Western World at the Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), call (212) 992-8484 or visit www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.

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