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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.

THE ARTS REVIEW

Achingly, breathtakingly funny.

THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT (UK)

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The Play

For the first time, Chicago Shakespeare’s Pub transforms into an immersive performance venue as two blokes share a pint in Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle’s intimate 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’ innocuous 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, and now lands in Chicago as the centerpiece of an American tour. 

 

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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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The Players

Creative Team

Roddy Doyle Writer

Caitríona McLaughlin Director

Kate Moylan Design

Cast

Liam Carney One

Philip Judge Two

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