Conor McPherson is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading dramatists. On November 14 next he takes his play entitled, ‘Port Authority’ to Longford’s Backstage Theatre where those in attendance will be guaranteed a great night’s entertainment.
In Port Authority we meet Kevin, Dermot and Joe, three generations of Irishmen. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Dublin, each man’s story is a beautifully woven tale of failure, loss and the elusiveness of love.
With great wit and compassion, McPherson expertly exposes the heart of the common man. Port Authority is a beautifully observed play about the also-rans of life; it is also a powerful, funny and moving drama, which will have audiences on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the outcome.
McPherson’s plays have become major international successes, and he has been the recipient of major accolades in the field including Olivier and Tony awards. Previous plays include, ‘The Weir’, ‘The Seafarer’ and “Shining City” as well as the ground-breaking Irish Film ‘I Went Down.’
Last year Decadent Theatre provided Backstage audiences to another of McPhearson’s hits, ‘The Seafarer’. Directed by Andrew Flynn, who was assistant director to Garry Hynes of Druid Theatre for three years, The Seafarer went on to win The Irish Times Theatre, Best Supporting Actor Award for Frankie McCafferty in what was without doubt, an unforgettable performance.
Port Authority kicks off at Longford’s Backstage Theatre at 8:30pm on Wednesday, November 14 next. Early booking is advisable. Tickets cost €16/€14 and are available by contacting (043) 33 47888. Tickets can also be purchased at Farrell & Coy in Longford town or online at www.backstage.ie