"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 previous 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."
"Galway Arts Festival and Northlight Theatre have enjoyed a highly successful partnership since the Festival presented Larry Gelbart and Craig Wright's Better Late and Bruce Graham's The Outgoing Tide, both starring John Mahoney, and Graham's most recent play Stella & Lou in July 2013 starring Penny Slusher," Galway Arts Festival artistic director Paul Fahy added. "Our audiences have enthusiastically embraced American playwrights and productions over the years and this forthcoming co-production of Christian O'Reilly's Chapatti is a very natural progression following many years of creative collaboration and exchange between Galway and Chicago artists."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.