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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.



J. M. Synge


Alexander Burns


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