March 9, 2023 - April 2, 2023
7:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ACTC & The Storm Theatre proudly present The Shaughraun written by Dion Boucicault and directed by Peter Dobbins.
Set in the West of Ireland in 1866, The Shaughraun follows the comical, dramatic, and outlandish adventures that arise when the young Irish gentleman, Robert Ffolliott, is framed as a rebel and captured by British officers. Conn, the town shaughraun (“vagabond”), helps orchestrate Robert’s escape, and the British soldier Captain Molineux pursues his escaped prisoner, following him to the small Irish town of Suil-a-beg. Complications arise when Molineux finds himself madly in love with Robert’s sister, Claire, and Claire, though hesitant, shares his affection. After a string of betrayals, brawls, romances, and red herrings, in the end our main characters are met with marriage, arrest, and the edge of a cliff.
As part of The Storm Theatre’s mission to utilize under-acknowledged gems from the world repertory, The Shaughraun, is sure to give you laughs, gasps, and shocks. Boucicault’s work gave birth to Irish theatre in the 19th century and influenced artists such as George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge, Sean O’Casey and even Anton Chekov. The Shaughraun is a must-see classic filled with surprises and one unforgettable vagabond turned hero.
Get Tickets Here: https://athenaeumcenter.org/events/2023/the-shaughraun/