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Port Authority

Decadent Theatre presents

by Conor McPherson


Conor McPherson is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading dramatists. His plays have become major international successes winning Olivier and Tony awards. Previous plays include, The Weir, The Seafarer and Shining City as well as the groundbreaking Irish film I Went Down. In Port Authority we meet Kevin, Dermot and Joe, three generations of Irishmen. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Dublin, each man’s story is a beautifully woven tale of failure, loss and the elusiveness of love. With great wit and compassion Conor McPherson expertly exposes the heart of common man. Port Authority is a beautifully observed play about the also-rans of life, it is a powerful, funny and moving drama.

“I found myself holding on to what these actors had to say as if I were a 5-year-old at bedtime being introduced to ‘The Arabian Nights’” – New York Times

Tuesday, 23rd – Saturday, 27th October 2012 @ 8pm

Admission: €20 & €16 concession, €10 opening night



About Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre's Mission is to mount an artistic and challenging programme of contemporary and classical Irish and international work in Theatre, Dance, Opera and Music for the community of South Dublin county and environs. History The Civic Theatre, opened in March 1999, a project of South Dublin County Council and also grant aided by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. The first production at The Civic Theatre Tallaght was Howie the Rookie by Mark O'Rowe, directed by Mike Bradwell and starring Aidan Kelly and Karl Shiels. It opened on the 23rd March 1999. Since opening we have developed relationships with most Irish theatre companies and most opera, contemporary dance, ballet and children's theatre companies, developing healthy audiences for these. We are particularly proud of our co-productions – to date we've produced; or co-produced 22 plays, involving new Irish writing. We have hosted wonderful international productions, fantastic local work, and we have had some terrific nights of music on stage at the Civic.
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