“In a summer of theater riches, DruidMurphy might be the season’s best.”
—New York Times
Conversations on a Homecoming
Thu, July 5 at 7:30*
Tue, July 10 at 7:30
By Tom Murphy
Director Garry Hynes
Cast Beth Cooke, Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Marie Mullen, Rory Nolan,
Marty Rea, Eileen Walsh
Even the humblest of small-town pubs can be a magnet for dreamers. In the 1970s, Michael, after a ten-year absence, suddenly returns from New York to County Galway from in the west of Ireland and reunites with friends at his old haunt, the White House pub. Over pints, stories, and laughs, he and his old friends come to realize that the years have brought none of them the lives they sought.
Conversations on a Homecoming is Murphy’s masterful exploration of the boundary between comedy and tragedy, a trenchant but ultimately uplifting work whose greatest eloquence is in what is left unsaid. In 1985, Garry Hynes directed its world premiere.
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
This performance is approximately one hour and 55 minutes, with no intermission.
A Whistle in the Dark
“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.