Outside Mullingar tells the story of Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted eccentric souls straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a farm in rural Ireland. Rosemary lives next door, determined to have him, but watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe.
The playwright, John Patrick Shanley, is best known as the winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for ‘Drama’ as well as the Tony Award for ‘Best Play’ for DOUBT. He also received an Oscar for ‘Original Screenplay’ for MOONSTRUCK.
The Cast includes Chris Irving as Anthony Reilly, Dermot Walsh as Tony Reilly, Elaine O’Neal as Rosemary Muldoon and Barbara Taylor as Aoife Muldoon.
Outside Mullingar is directed by Harvey Levkoe and produced by Susan McQueen, with Kristin Chan as Stage Manager. The production features design work by Wayne Cardinalli (Set), Bernadette Hunt (Costumes), Mary Jane Boon (Lighting) and John McQueen (Sound).
Toronto Irish Players (TIP) was founded by a group of new Irish immigrants in 1975 and is Toronto's only Irish community theatre group. Over the last forty-one years, TIP has produced over 67 plays, connecting Toronto's Irish community and sharing Irish heritage with Toronto audiences by presenting both classic and modern works from Irish playwrights. Presented at the Alumnae Theatre, there is a preview performance of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR on Thursday October 20, 2016, followed by opening night on Friday, October 21, 2016. The production runs until Saturday, November 5, 2016. Performances take place Thursday to Saturday evenings at 8pm with two Sunday matinées at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased online at www.torontoirishplayers.com or through our Box Office at 416.440.2888.