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John Millington Synge's landmark play is considered the most brilliant Irish comedy ever written.
Pegeen Flaherty manages her father's run-down pub on the coast of far-west Ireland. ll she has ahead of her is marriage to her wet, religiously fanatical second-cousin Shawn. hen, one night, in crawls a weedy young man - Christy Mahon - claiming to have killed his drunken, abusive old man with a shovel. Awed by this daring and subversive act, instead of turning him over to the law, the locals make him into a hero. Catapulted into rock-star status, Christy finds himself besieged by farm-girl groupies, and being fought over by both Pegeen and the man-eating Widow Quin. That is until……..
Veering wildly between the anarchic, the poetically romantic, the violent and the outrageously funny, Synge's timeless fable exposes the way societies need to create celebrities, and then - just as quickly - turn on them and tear them down.