February 28, March 1 and March 7-8 at 8:00 PM
March 2 and March 9 at 2:00 PM
Kenneth J. Minneart Center Black Box
Playboy of the Western World is a satirical look at Catholicism and Irish ‘peasantry’ that apparently sparked a riot when it was first performed in 1907 in Dublin. The Playboy of the Western World is a three-act play written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge. It is set in Michael James Flaherty's public house in County Mayo (on the west coast of Ireland) during the early 1900s. It tells the story of Christy Mahon, a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father.