Abbey Theatre's

Two Pints

March 6 - 31, 2019

The Pub

A WorldStage Production from Ireland
written by Roddy Doyle
directed by Caitríona McLaughlin

Meditations weave seamlessly with hilarious tales to present an extraordinarily rich tapestry


Achingly, breathtakingly funny


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The Play

For the first time, Chicago Shakespeare’s Pub transforms into an performance venue as two blokes share a pint in Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle’s hilarious dialogue. Pull up a chair as two men have a drink and a chat in Chicago Shakespeare’s intimate lobby gathering spot. Over the course of a few rounds, the blokes’ banter evolves into a wide-reaching and deeply revealing philosophy on life, loss, and vegetarianism. Roddy Doyle’s play on bar-stool musings has toured dozens of local pubs dotting the Irish countryside to great acclaim, and now lands in Chicago as the centerpiece of an American tour.



Video: “Achingly, breathtakingly funny,” hails The Sunday Independent

Video: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a play in a pub”


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Critical Acclaim

“Roddy Doyle's latest offering almost rivals Plato,” the Sunday Independent hails.
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About the Company

The Abbey Theatre was founded as a national theater for Ireland by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904.
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A Note from the Director

Caitríona McLaughlin on what makes Two Pints such a unique, important theatrical experience, and why touring was an essential component.
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The Players

Creative Team

Roddy Doyle Writer

Caitríona McLaughlin Director

Kate Moylan Design


Liam Carney One

Philip Judge Two

Laurence Lowry Barman

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