“A Man of No Importance” Show in Washington, D.C. this week


A Man of No  Importance” is a rare gem in the canon of musical theater, one which combines  the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical. This  is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn  Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for “Ragtime.”

“A Man of No Importance” tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a  bus driver in 1964 Dublin,  whose heart holds secrets he can’t share with anyone but his imagined  confidante, Oscar Wilde. When Alfie attempts to put on an amateur production of  Wilde’s “Salome” in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry  and shame over a love “that dare not speak its name.” But the redemptive power of  theater changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. Winner of the  2003 Outer Critics Circle  Award for Best Musical, “A Man of No Importance” is a tender and beautifully  woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are.

KEEGAN THEATRE
WASHINGTON DC 20036

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