Ellen McLaughlin, John Bolger and More Are Outside Mullingar at George Street, Opening Tonight | Playbill

News Ellen McLaughlin, John Bolger and More Are Outside Mullingar at George Street, Opening Tonight The George Street Playhouse's production of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar officially opens Oct. 10 following previews that began Oct. 7.

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Helmed by artistic director David Saint, the Tony-nominated play will continue through Nov. 2.

The cast comprises Ellen McLaughlin, John Bolger, Patricia Conolly and David Schramm.

“The moment I saw this play in New York, I knew I had to bring it to George Street,” said director Saint in an earlier statement. “Its message of the possibility of love at any age, told with humor and heart as John Patrick Shanley does, is extraordinary. I am thrilled to be directing it here in New Brunswick, and welcoming back three good friends to our stage – Ellen McLaughlin, John Bolger and David Schramm – and welcoming the wonderful Patricia Conolly to George Street.”

Outside Mullingar, according to press notes, "is the story of Anthony, who has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that – due to his painful shyness – suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving."

Creating the world of the play are a team of veteran George Street Playhouse designers: scenic designer R. Michael Miller, costume designer David Murin, lighting designer Joe Saint and composer and sound designer Scott Killian.

For tickets call (732) 246-7717 or visit GSPonline.org, the Playhouse’s official website. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue.

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