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The Playboy of the Western World

Part of the Synge Festival celebrating one of Ireland's finest writers, J.M. Synge. "The Playboy of the Western World" is the story of a young man who walks into a rural tavern and declares that he has murdered his abusive father in self-defense. He is beloved by the locals and heralded as a hero until the truth of his past is revealed. A riotous comedy, J.M. Synge's timely tale looks at the power of personality over facts, challenges the wisdom of popular opinion, and asks us what separates criminality from heroism.

13+

Playwright

J. M. Synge

Director

Alexander Burns

Categories

Classics Comedy
Barrymore Recommended
Closing Soon
Sep 18 - Nov 2, 2019
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from $25

Box Office

215.987.4450

Venue

The Sedgwick Theater 7137 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119 Get Directions