The Synge Triptych of "In the Shadow of the Glen," "The Tinker's Wedding," and "Riders to the Sea" | Theatre Philadelphia
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The Synge Triptych of "In the Shadow of the Glen," "The Tinker's Wedding," and "Riders to the Sea"

Part of the Synge Festivals celebrating one of Ireland's greatest writers, J.M. Synge. Three of Synge's celebrated short plays will be performed in one evening. An older husband pretends that he is dead in order to test his younger wife's fidelity in a black comedy, "In the Shadow of the Glen." In "The Tinker's Wedding," a gypsy woman tries to find respectability by convincing a local priest to marry her to her sweetheart, only to find that marriage can be an expensive and soul-compromising business. And in his finest tragedy, "Riders to the Sea," Synge depicts a family's hopeless and fatal struggle to make a living off the impersonal but relentlessly cruel sea. Following each performance there will be special "Pint and a Poem" gathering in which Synge's poetry will be received and Irish stout will be served.

 

Suitable for older children and adults.

Playwright

J.M. Synge

Director

Alexander Burns

Categories

Classics Comedy Drama
Oct 2 - Oct 27, 2019
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$25

Box Office

215.987.4450

Venue

The Sedgwick Theater
7137 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
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