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A Man of No Importance
22 Nov, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Playlovers Inc, in an innovative association with the Irish Theatre Players, present the Western Australian Premiere of the much loved musical, “A Man of No Importance” by Ahrens and Flaherty with a book by Terrence McNally.
“A Man Of No Importance” is a heart warming musical set in Dublin in the early 1960s with a lively score by the creators of modern music theatre classics “Ragtime”, “Lucky Stiff”, “Once On This Island” and “Seussical”.
“A Man Of No Importance” tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin, whose heart holds secrets he can’t share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When Alfie attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde’s Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love “that dare not speak its name”. But the redemptive power of theatre changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is a tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are.
Author: Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lyn Ahrens
Venue: Playlovers Theatre, Hackett Hall, Floreat
Theatre Company: Playlovers Inc. in association with Irish Theatre Players
Show Dates: November 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, December 3, 4, 5. All performances at 8pm except Sundays 22nd and 29th – matinee performances at 2pm.
Director: Andrew Baker
MD: Tim How