“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” – Oscar Wilde
Set amidst the hazy streets of 1964 Dublin comes a tale of Alfie Byrne, a lonely romantic, hopelessly infatuated with a love for the theatre and all things Oscar Wilde. Through a twist on the classic play-within-a-play set-up, Alfie’s misfit acting troupe weaves the story of a man who is challenged to face his fears as he takes a stand against the prejudices in his world. This play is a passionate journey of self-discovery, human compassion, and the everlasting bond of true friendship, beautifully brought to light through the life of a man of no importance.
Lindenwood University Department of Theatre
Author: Terrence McNally
Lyricist: Lynn Ahrens
Composer: Stephen Flaherty