The Prophet of Monto to Play Off-Broadway's Flea Theater

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The world premiere of The Prophet of Monto, a comic drama of love, lust and lost dreams by Dublin playwright John Paul Murphy, will begin a limited run at Off-Broadway's The Flea Theater Sept. 8.

Part of the 1st Irish 2010 Festival, performances will continue through Sept. 25. Solas Nua and Georganne Aldrich Heller produce.

Directed by Des Kennedy, the cast will feature Michael Mellamphy and Laoisa Sexton.

The Prophet of Monto, set in Dublin, is "the story of twin brothers Liam and Larry and their relationship with the feisty Zoe, who may or may not be a Prophet," according to press notes.

The third annual 1st Irish 2010 Festival runs Sept. 7-Oct. 4 and features plays by 16 mostly contemporary, living Irish playwrights spanning a range of theatrical genres and sensibilities.

The Prophet of Monto will play the following schedule: Sept. 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 at 9 PM and Sept. 18 and 25 at 1 PM. Tickets are $18 and are available by calling OvationTix at (212) 352-3101 or by visiting For further information, visit The Flea Theater is located in Manhattan at 41 White Street.

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