MISTERMAN by Enda Walsh, at the Southern Theatre, April 5-28
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"Sin has become our religion," he mourns. "Greed is our communion and evil is our good."
Thomas Magill is a well-meaning evangelist who has an obsession with sin, a man who has no doubts about his mission to bring the people of Inishfree closer to God. In a deserted warehouse, he has taken refuge for reasons that are revealed in good time. Sifting through his memory and his collection of tape recordings, he repeatedly relives a single day in his search for heavenly peace. He has documented his efforts to set his fellow residents on the path to righteousness and he re-enacts the encounters where he tries to rescue their souls--sometimes reciting the words himself, sometimes replaying them on the many tape recorders he has amassed—through to the unfortunate end.
In MISTERMAN, an exciting work by Tony-award winning playwright Enda Walsh (he wrote the book for the musical ONCE), the forces of small town oppression and Catholic guilt work on Thomas Magill, played by John Catron (recently featured in the Guthrie Theatre’s LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, and previously seen at Frank Theatre in METAMORPHOSIS and BY THE BOG OF CATS). Enda Walsh’s visceral wit, occasional lyricism and awareness of short attention spans, ensures that MISTERMAN is a work that enjoys delving into the darker zones of human behavior with a wild and mischievous exuberance.
Frank Theatre will present the regional premiere of MISTERMAN by Enda Walsh April 5-28, 2013 at the Southern Theatre, 1420 S. Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Performances are Thur-Sat at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. This one-person show is performed by John Catron, directed by Frank Artistic Director Wendy Knox, with sound design by Michael Croswell, set design by Michael Sommers, lighting by Mike Kittel and costumes by Kathy Kohl, stage managed by Spencer Putney. Cameo voiceovers by Patrick Bailey, Bain Boehlke, Virginia Burke, Chris Carlson, Joe Dowling, Annie Enneking, Melissa Hart, Mark Rhein and Cheryl Willis.
Tickets available HERE.
Join us for FREE READINGS of other plays by Enda Walsh on Wednesday nights at 7:00 at the Southern. Click HERE for info.