Misterman by Enda Walsh
November 16 - December 9, 2017
- Directed by Rex Daugherty; featuring Thomas Keegan
- Venue: Dance Loft on 14 - 4618 14th St NW
- Tickets on sale - Click here!
“A gripping (as in by the throat) monologue of a play…seductive and terrifying” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Misterman is at once a deadly concentration and ambitious expansion of all Enda Walsh's plays to date.” – The Guardian
ABOUT THE PLAY
Thomas Magill desperately wants to be a good man. But he isn't.
From the creator of the international hit musical, ONCE (8 Tony Awards; 11 Nominations), comes a powerful play that offers a compassionate look at the stories we tell ourselves, even if we know them to be a lie.
Enda Walsh’s Misterman, written for a solo performer, is a study of one man’s descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland. The play's action is set in 'an abandoned depot/dilapidated factory' in Inishfree, where loner Thomas Magill lives out his days, interacting with the people of the town via tape-recordings he has made of their voices or by impersonating them himself. Magill is a fierce evangelist, disgusted by the ungodliness of the townspeople. He knows that jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O’Leary enslaves his lovely mother, and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt. He is convinced that it’s up to him to save the sinful place, but his deranged mental state leads to dire consequences for him and the town.
Play Reading Series 2017 - 2018
October 23rd, 2017 - OF MORNINGTON by Billy Roche
Dec. 18th, 2017 - CRACKSKULL ROW by Honor Molloy
Feb. 19th, 2018 - HOW TO BE AN ALIEN - by Sonya Kelly
April 16th, 2018 - THE SEEDBED by Bryan Delaney
June 18th, 2018 - FOUR LAST THINGS by Lisa Tierney-Keogh
PLAY READINGS Series 2016-2017
Kelly's Irish Times 7pm - 14 F Street NW, near Union Station Metro
All of our Play Reading Series events are FREE of charge! We meet every other month on the third Monday at a private bar, downstairs at Kelly's Irish Times. Join us for an engaging evening of the best modern plays from Ireland!