SynopsisOpened July 12, 1998 Steppenwolf ensemble member Jim True returns to the stage in J.M. Synge's classic Irish play directed by Douglas Hughes, newly appointed artistic director at New Haven, Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre. Called one of the "richest, most imageful and full blown modern comedies," The Playboy of the Western World is a celebration of the comic and the tender, the earthy and the grand. When young Christy Mahon, on the way to finding his true love — and his manhood — bashes his bully of a father, he becomes the idol of a small Irish village, thus setting off the famed playwright's sardonic attack on the Irish tendency to take appearances for reality.
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