“Playboy of Western World”
Coming To Wilbur
November 2 - 28

The Abbey Theatre has performed J. M. Synge’s “The Playboy of the Western World” both at home in Ireland and around the world to great acclaim. This year, as part of the Abbey’s One Hundred Centenary Celebration, Artistic Director Ben Barnes is mounting a new production.

“The Playboy of the Western World” will come to Boston for a limited four week engagement at The Wilbur Theatre from November 2 - 28.

One of the most controversial plays to grace the Abbey’s stage, “Playboy” still possesses the power to provoke and captivate. The story of a stranger who seduces the inhabitants of a small village on the coast of Mayo with a “gallous” tale of killing his father provoked riots among audiences during its first staging in 1907, causing a national outrage.

The anniversary production opened in Galway in June and visited six venues throughout the country before returning to Dublin for a six week run. The American leg of the tour begins in October and will play only six cities including New Haven, Philadelphia, Stamford, New York, Boston and Chicago.

For tickets and information, stop by the box office at The Colonial Theatre, The Wilbur Theatre or The Opera House. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 617-931-2787 or visiting www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.

-- OnStage Boston



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