The co-production of Christian O'Reilly's play will begin performances at the Northlight Theatre March 7 and continue through April 13. The production will open at the Galway Arts Festival in July.
Developed through Northlight's Interplay program, Chapatti will be directed by artistic director BJ Jones and feature Tony Award winner John Mahoney (The House of Blue Leaves, Prelude to a Kiss) and Penny Slusher (Picnic, "Grace Is Gone").
"In Chapatti, romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers living in Dublin," press notes state. "When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship."
"This co-production between Northlight Theatre and Galway Arts Festival is the result of three successful Northlight transfer productions in the past five years to Ireland's most prestigious festival," Northlight's executive director Tim Evans said in a statement. "Created by Irish and American artists, Chapatti initiates a new producing partnership allowing us both to present this unique play and potentially others in Chicago, Galway and beyond."
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