The Playboy of the Western World

Comedy - Revival

Booth Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 26, 1946
  • Closing Date: January 4, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 81

Music: John Duffy

Playwright: John Millington Synge


A mysterious man stumbles into an Irish pub, claiming he is fleeing his farm after killing his father. The locals, including a barmaid who is attracted to the man, are more interested in enjoying the man's story than in condemning him, in John Millington Synge's play.


Opening Night Cast

Paul Anderson Townsperson
Mary Diveny in The Playboy of the Western World Mary Diveny Susan Brady
Eithne Dunne Pegeen Mike
Julie Harris in The Playboy of the Western World Julie Harris Nelly
Robin Humphrey Townsperson
Fred Johnson Old Mahon
Sheila Keddy Honor Blake
Dennis King, Jr. Shawn Keogh
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Opening Night Production Credits

  John Millington Synge Writer
  Guthrie McClintic Staging
  John Boyt Scenic Design
  John Boyt Costume Design
  Theatre Incorporated Producer
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