Presenting the Austin premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony-nominated play about neighboring Irish farmers struggling against old grudges and painful secrets to find their way towards love.
From the award-winning author of Doubt and Moonstruck comes this heartwarming play set in rural Ireland. Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that due to his painful shyness suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthonys father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, 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 its never too late to take a chance on love.
“Mr. Shanley’s finest work since Doubt… a softhearted comedy freckled with dark reflections on the unsatisfactory nature of life and the thorns of love.” -NY Times
“A tender paean to rural life, to the Irish spirit, and to the enduring belief that love will find a way.” -The Hollywood Reporter
FEATURING LIVE TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC AT EVERY PERFORMANCE
$25 Students, seniors, and arts industry folk
$30 General Admission
$40 “Full Irish” premium package featuring a reserved front row seat and a complimentary Irish cocktail
Tickets are available online or with cash at the door (although at only 40 seats per performance it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance)
All seats are general admission (except for the Full Irish premium package). Arrive early for best seat choices. Seating begins at 7:30 for 8pm performances and at 1:30 for 2pm performances.