Juno and the Paycock at Plays and Players Theatre

Rittenhouse Square

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Even among Ireland's great dramatists -- Wilde, Beckett, Shaw -- playwright Sean O'Casey stands apart. O'Casey was the first to find poetry in the colorful speech of Ireland's poor and discover drama in their desperate struggles and extraordinary faith. These two discoveries are on full display in his masterpiece Juno and the Paycock. Moving from wild comedy to deepest tragedy, O'Casey chronicles the fictional Boyle family, whose mother (Juno) works to support her ne'er-do-well husband, out-on-strike daughter and war-injured son. When the Boyles receive news of a large inheritance, they go on a spending spree and ultimately sow the seeds of their own destruction. Once adapted into a feature film by Alfred Hitchcock, O'Casey's original masterpiece now comes to the Plays and Players Theatre from Irish Heritage Theatre.

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    Rittenhouse Square

    1714 Delancey Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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