by Tom Murphy
directed by Jonathan Berry
Season 26
AUGUST 26—September 28, 2013
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… director Jonathan Berry once again displays his gift for creating a pitch-perfect ensemble…
— Chicago Sun-Times

Acclaimed director Jonathan Berry makes his Strawdog debut at the helm of Tom Murphy's 1985 Irish classic. After 10 years chasing his dreams in America, Michael returns home to Galway to reconnect with old friends and rekindle old flames. However, over the course of the evening, and the downing of many pints at the White House Pub, his romanticism of the past collides with the realities of a world that has abandoned the idealism of his youth and Michael must now face what he has become.

Tom Murphy, considered by many to rival Brian Friel as Ireland's greatest living playwright, remains largely undiscovered in America. The Druid Theatre, from Murphy's hometown of Galway, presented three of his plays at the Lincoln Center Festival in 2012 introducing his work to American audiences to wide critical acclaim. His work spans from 1961's Whistle in the Dark to the present, and he was recently honored by the Dublin's Abbey Theatre with a six-play showcase season of his work.

Anita Deely
Jeff Duhigg
Emily Nichelson
Ed Porter
Adam Soule
Tom Murphy
Jonathan Berry
Set Design
Mike Mroch
Light Design
Sean T. Mallary
Ass't Light Design
Kali Story
Costume Design
Sound Design
Adam Goldstein
Technical Direction
Justin Snyder
Stage Manager
Allison Raynes
Master Electrician
Production Manager
Mike Mroch
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography