‘The Playboy of the Western World’ opening at Marietta College

Marietta College students Madison Roe, of Waterford, and Sam Bartlett, class of 2022, rehearse a scene in “The Playboy of the Western World: An Irish Comedy.” The play opens 8 p.m. Friday at Marietta College. (Photo Provided)

MARIETTA — Madison Roe of Waterford has been cast in the Marietta College production of “The Playboy of the Western World: An Irish Comedy.”

The show opens 8 p.m. Friday in the Friederich Theater in the Hermann Fine Arts Center where other shows are scheduled 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 8.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are available through www.marietta.edu/boxoffice.

“The Playboy of the Western World” is being directed by Instructor Melissa Grande.

Roe, who is majoring in theater, is performing as Margaret “Pegeen” Flaherty in the production.

The show, in three acts, was written by John Synge, an Irish writer, and is set in the early 1900s in County Mayo in Ireland.

First performed in 1907, the play is about Christy Mahon, who is running away from home where he claimed he killed his dad. Pegeen is the bar maid and daughter of the owner of the house where the story is set.


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