Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture and Storm Theatre presents

The Shaughraun

March 9-April 2, 2023
 

About the Show

ACTC & The Storm Theatre proudly present The Shaughraun written by Dion Boucicault and directed by Peter Dobbins.

Set in the West of Ireland in 1866, The Shaughraun follows the comical, dramatic, and outlandish adventures that arise when the young Irish gentleman, Robert Ffolliott, is framed as a rebel and captured by British officers. Conn, the town shaughraun (“vagabond”), helps orchestrate Robert’s escape, and the British soldier Captain Molineux pursues his escaped prisoner, following him to the small Irish town of Suil-a-beg. Complications arise when Molineux finds himself madly in love with Robert’s sister, Claire, and she, though hesitant, shares his affection.  After a string of betrayals, brawls, romances, and red herrings, in the end our main characters are met with marriage, arrest, and the edge of a cliff.

As part of The Storm Theatre’s mission to utilize under-acknowledged gems from the world repertory, The Shaughraun, is sure to give you laughs, gasps, and shocks. Boucicault’s work gave birth to Irish theatre in the 19th century and influenced artists such as George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge, Sean O’Casey and even Anton Chekov. The Shaughraun is a must-see classic filled with surprises and one unforgettable vagabond turned hero.

Featuring

Chris Lysy
Alex Poe
Emily Landreth
Amelia Finefrock
George Petermeier
Teagan Earley
Sarah Seidler
Nora McKirdie
Maurice McNicholas
Madysen Frances
Jimmy Ladd
Jack Burr
Denise Smolarek
Dane Larson
Austin Heemstra
Andrew Cawley
Cooper Bohn

History

One of the most popular plays of the 19th century, The Shaughraun is the third (and most popular) of a trilogy (Colleen Bawn and Arrah Na Pogue) that essentially gave birth to Irish Theatre. Boucicault’s work influenced George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge, Sean O’Casey and even Chekov. In The Shaughraun, Boucicault transforms the then stock “Stage Irishman” as a drunken lay about into a charming unforgettably irrepressible romantic hero.

Showtimes

Mar 9th

7:30pm

Mar 10th

7:30pm

Mar 11th

2:00pm

Mar 11th

7:30pm

Mar 16th

7:30pm

Mar 17th

7:30pm

Mar 18th

2:00pm

Mar 18th

7:30pm

Mar 23rd

7:30pm

Mar 24th

7:30pm

Mar 25th

2:00pm

Mar 25th

7:30pm

Mar 26th

2:00pm

Mar 30th

7:30pm

Mar 31st

7:30pm

Apr 1st

2:00pm

Apr 1st

7:30pm

Apr 2nd

2:00pm

Event Details

Doors Open: 30 minutes prior to curtain
Running Time: ~135 minutes
Ages: All ages
Performance Space: Black Box Studio A, Third Floor
Address: 2936 N Southport Ave
Parking: behind the building on Oakdale, and South of the building on Southport

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