Peek into the lives of a motley cast of characters on the morning of an English county fair in award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's "astonishing, invigorating, and defiant" (London Daily Mail) comedy Jerusalem, playing at Phoenix Theatre San Francisco. Johnny "Rooster" Byron regales folks with fantastically impossible stories while ignoring his young son in order throw raves and sell drugs. Everyone wants a piece of Byron, including the local officials who want to bulldoze his trailer home and local thug Troy, who wants to give him a serious arse-kicking. Butterworth's big-hearted play pitting the mythic forces of imagination against the crushing forces of mundane life was nominated for both the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play.
This production contains mature themes and simulated drug use, and is not recommended for children under age 13.