On March 10 Back Alley Productions opened Irish Courage at the Mars Theatre in Lafayette, GA.
Director Thomas White adapted Irish Courage from John Millington Synge’ play Playboy of the Western World. The story is of the day a stranger entered a small irish pub in a panic, with the barmaids aghast in amazement as he explains why he is on the run.
Irish Courage is a fitting name for this piece, as Back Alley Productions has taken courageous strides in advancing theatre. This play is a significant symbol of that.
The production veers from typical theatrical mechanics by blending the drama of Synge’s classic play with traditional Irish folk music and includes many show stopping numbers. The juxtaposition of the music with the story paired well in presenting a theatrical experience that broadened the world of the play in a celebration of Irish heritage and culture.
Thomas White’s hard work in creating this show definitely is evident. The staging was well paced and allowed for a seamless flow into the mixed elements.
“Playboy was clearly meant to be fun and entertaining despite its poetic language. I liked this because it appeals to both the clown and scholar in me.” Thomas White said.
Irish Courage continues from March 10 – March 26
Irish Courage continues this week and through March 28 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2:20. Catch this show before your luck runs out!
The Mars Theatre – 117 N Chattanooga St, LaFayette, GA 30728
Visit Back Alley Productions website BackAlleyProductions.com for more information and to purchase tickets.