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The Playboy of the Western World

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Presented by The Stage Austin at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin TX

Mar 13 - 28 2020
The Playboy of the Western World

When a frightened stranger arrives at Flaherty’s Public House with an intriguing story of murder, the captivated townsfolk quickly elevate the man to a local legend. Now the question becomes, will his past come back to haunt him?

John Millington Synge’s darkly comedic masterpiece The Playboy of the Western World is set in Michael James Flaherty’s public house in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland during the early 1900s. Christy Mahon is a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father. The locals are more interested in vicariously relishing his story than in condemning the immorality of his murderous deed. Christy’s tale captures the romantic attention of the bar-maid Pegeen Mike, the

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Ticket price: $20  (tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.)

Show dates: Thursdays-Saturdays, March 13th-28th 2020 at 8 pm

And a special St. Patrick’s Day performance March 17th at 8pm

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Special St. Paddy’s Day show Tuesday, March 17!

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1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

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