Point Park Conservatory stages ‘Playboy of the Western World’

Published Apr 14, 2014 at 11:30 am (Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 11:30 am)

Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company closes its 2013-2014 season with a production of John Millington Synge’s classic Irish comedy, “The Playboy of the Western World,” April 11-19 in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Directed by Kim Martin, “The Playboy of the Western World” is set in the early 1900s in a country tavern, where Christy Mahon hilariously enjoys his celebrity amongst townsfolk while, unbeknownst to him, the truth will soon be revealed. When this play first appeared on stage in 1907, it started the Playboy Riots in Dublin and, years later, more controversy in its 1911 New York appearance.

Performances will be at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. There will be no performance on April 20. Instead, there will be a performance at 8 p.m. April 16. Tickets range from $18-$20 and can be purchased by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412-392-8000 or online at www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

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