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Outside Mullingar

Geoff Johnson and Dympna McConnell

Geoff Johnson and Dympna McConnell.

by John Patrick Shanley
directed by Ian Malcolm
Thurs.-Sat., March 7-23, 7:30 p.m.
The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland where he still lives with his father Tony, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door with her mother Aoife. She is determined to have Anthony, but is watching the years slip away.

Anthony's father Tony is threatening to sell the farm to an American relative and disinherit Anthony. Complicating matters is a feud that has simmered between Anthony and Rosemary's families over a strip of land that Tony sold long ago to Rosemary's father.

David Hurley and Sandie Cond

David Hurley and Sandie Cond.

Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Outside Mullingar is a compassionate, delightful work about how it's never too late to take a chance on love.

Outside Mullingar played a limited engagement on Broadway from January to March of 2014. It was nominated for the Tony Award for best play, two Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards in 2014.

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“Yes, this drama is a throwback, an old-fashioned story that might have delighted audiences at Dublin's Abbey Theatre 75 years ago.... I may have rolled my eyes on a couple of occasions. But romance never goes out of style, and if ever there were a time when we could use a laugh and a happy cry it's right now.”

- The Los Angeles Times

John Patrick Shanley

Born in New York in 1950, John Patrick Shanley graduated from New York University. He had a number of jobs, among them house painter, bartender, furniture mover and U.S. Marine, before becoming a full-time playwright and screenwriter.

He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for the 1987 film Moonstruck.

His other plays include Doubt: A Parable, Joe Vs. the Volcano, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Welcome to the Moon, Beggars in the House of Plenty, Women of Manhattan, Savage in Limbo, Defiance and Romantic Poetry (co-written with Henry Krieger).

We would like to acknowledge that this production takes place on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. We honour and give thanks to the land, its inhabitants and their enduring cultures.

Admission $20 (plus Grand Theatre surcharge). Tickets available through the Grand Theatre Box Office, 530-2050 and online, until 2 p.m. on day of performance, and at the door (cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay or Android Pay) on performance nights when available. Seniors and members $16 at the door on Thursdays only. Children and students $10.


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