Whistle in the Dark

“In a summer of theater riches, DruidMurphy might be the season’s best.”
—New York Times

A Whistle in the Dark

Fri, July 6 at 7:30*

Wed, July 11 at 7:30

*Preview   †Opening

Full Cycle: experience all three plays in one day

Sun, July 8 at 1:00†

Sat, July 14 at 1:00

By Tom Murphy
Director Garry Hynes
Cast Niall Buggy, Gavin Drea, Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan,
Michael Glenn Murphy, Rory Nolan, Marty Rea, Eileen Walsh

It’s 1960, and the violent, hard-drinking Carney family has been uprooted from County Mayo, in the west of Ireland, and finds itself struggling to adapt to life in Coventry, England.

After Dublin’s Abbey Theatre judged it too incendiary for Irish audiences and refused to put it on, the original 1961 production of A Whistle in the Dark was a hit on London’s West End, anticipating that country’s era of the angry young playwrights, and it remains Murphy’s best-known and most-controversial play.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

This performance is approximately two hours and 37 minutes, with one intermission.


Conversations on a Homecoming

Full Cycle

Symposium: Druid and Tom Murphy: A Celebration

“The best-kept secret of Irish theater: Tom Murphy.”—New York Times

Please note: For all events at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, please use the theater’s new entrance at 524 59th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Co-produced by Lincoln Center Festival, Quinnipiac University, NUI Galway, and Galway Arts Festival.
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