May 8, 2012
Catch Philly 101 star Harry Smith in Inis Nua Theatre Company’s 2011/12 closing production of The Walworth Farce.
Translated from the Irish language, Inis Nua means “New Island.” The company’s mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world.
They’ve done exactly that with The Walworth Farce, a dark comedy by one of Ireland’s most celebrated playwrights and the book writer of the musical adaption of the Oscar winning film, Once.
In this piece, Walsh transports audiences to a rundown tenement block where a father and two sons reside. Each night, Dinny pushes Blake and Sean to join him in a reenactment of the stories behind their flight from Cork to this bleak London flat. But on the day on which the play takes place, the ritual is knocked off course.
Get tickets online.
Inis Nua Theatre Company’s The Walworth Farce
Where: Off-Broad Street Theatre, 1636 Sansom Street
When: May 8–27
More info: www.inisnuatheatre.org