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The Playboy of the Western World
November 3 - November 20$45
First staged in the Abby Theatre in 1907, The Playboy of the Western World is arguably Ireland’s most famous play. Now the story is retold by Nigerian-Irish playwright, Bisi Adigun and one of Ireland’s best-known writers, Roddy Doyle.
This laugh-out-loud comedy tells the story of Christy – a scallywag playboy running from his misdeeds. The original farmers are now tough Dublin gangsters and “Christy” is re-imagined as Nigerian refugee, Christopher Malomo. This adaptation presents modern-day, urban Ireland and highlights the changes that have occurred in the country, including the issues of immigration and inequality.