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Synopsis: drama

The play takes place over two days in the countryside of Ireland. A young man enters, frightened and disheveled. He slowly reveals that he has killed his father - a story which makes him a celebrity in this small village. However, his heroic status is challenged when his murdered father arrives in the village. The Playboy of the Western World not only gives a glimpse into early 20th century Ireland, but also exposes the hypocrisy and danger of idolizing supposed criminals into celebrity status and the public breakdown when the truth is revealed.

PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

Written by John Millington Synge

Directed by Byron Olson

2001

CAST:

Erin Dalton ….............. Pegeen Mike         

Ferdy Belland .........…. Jimmy Farrell              

Bud Abbott …............. Old Mahon            Paul Heywood …. Christopher Mahon

Alexander Gilmour …. Michael James       Bob McCue ......… Philly Cullen

Shaman Belooin …..... Sara Tansey           Sarah Marriott .… Nelly Blake

Michael Grossman ….. Shawn (Shaneen) Keogh

Tanya Laing-Moore .... Widow Quin

CREW:

Penny Ohanjanian … Assistant to the Director       Barry Coulter … Producer

Barry Coulter …......... Poster Design                   Barry Coulter............Photography

Raewyn Sinhuber ….. Costume Design              Linda Birch …............Properties

Marge Kemp ….......... Prompter                          Patricia Creelman … Dialect coach

Bob Kary .................… Lighting Technician        Terry Miller ….... Lighting Operator

Terry Miller & Barry Coulter  ......................................................…. Sound               

Marge Kemp .............. Make-up                          Jodi Yates …........ Hair  

Andrea Grossman ….. Tin Whistle                     Byron Olson........ Set Design

Raewyn Sinhuber ….. Costume Sewing            Harriet Pollock ... Tickets        

Susan Bond, Barry Coulter ….......................................................... Publicity

Lorraine Harvey & Maureen Rae .................................................… Stage Managers 

Tanya Laing-Moore …....................................................................... Opening Night

Sheila Schell, Joanne McKay,

               Kossene Joster, Marilyn Flemming, Sheila Vinge,

                           Vieh Murphy  & Kate Ruoss …............................. Sewing Assistants

Byron Olson, Joel Vinge, Jurgen Flemming,

               Don Head, Carla Vinge … ...............................Set Construction & Painting

Lina Cook ….................................................................... Front of House Manager

Nancy Kemp Debbie Strub, Teresa Arthur,

               Jim Cameron, Kathy Kiel, Margaret Gilmour  … Front of House Personnel