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Playboy Is On The Way!

The Playboy of the Western World
By John Millington Synge
Directed By Christopher Bremer
August 13-23
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8PM
Sundays at 2PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
16301 Michigan Ave
Adults 10.00/Students 8.00
For further Info: 313-845-9817

Enjoy this classic early 20th century comedy about Irish peasant life. The Playboy of the Western World captures the voice of a playwright that was both authentic and modern, and demonstrates a depth of character found only in the finest theatre. This is the story of a young man named Christy Mahon who stumbles into a bar in a small village and blurts out that he has killed his father. To his great surprise, he is treated as a hero as well as the object of affection from the local ladies, prompting him to opine that he was a foolish fellow not to have killed his father years ago. To audience members a century ago, this impudent plot line along with an unflattering portrait of Irish peasants was enough to cause an opening night riot. Now we can appreciate the irony and the parody of this wonderful play.