The Butcher Boy (Off-Broadway, Irish Repertory Theatre, 2022) | Playbill

The Butcher Boy



Life is hard for the youthful Francie Brady, who struggles to navigate the narrow streets and narrow minds of an Irish village in the 1960’s. But his eternal optimism and carefree spirit carry him above the dysfunctional family and gossipy town, where he lives in a comic book dreamland with his best friend Joe. When he taunts newcomer Philip Nugent, his uptight mother Mrs. Nugent calls Francie’s family a bunch of pigs. This triggers a violent pig obsession, which grows as Francie’s life falls apart around him.

Based on the novel by Patrick McCabe
Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly
Choreography by Barry McNabb
Musical Direction by David Hancock Turner
Orchestrations by Asher Muldoon & Sammy Grob
Scenic Design by Charlie Corcoran
Projection Design by Dan Scully
Costume Design by Orla Long
Mask and Puppet Design by Stanley Allan Sherman Mask Arts Company
Lighting Design by Kat Zhou
Sound Design by M. Florian Staab

Cast Includes Nicholas Barasch, Daniel Marconi, Kerry Conte, Andrea Lynn Green, Scott Stangland, Michele Ragusa, Christian Strange, Joe Cassidy, Teddy Trice, Carey Rebecca Brown, Polly McKie, David Baida, Dan Macke, Sam Hartley


Drama Desk Award
2023 Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical Nominee
Lucille Lortel Award
2023 Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2023 Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical Nominee

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