The Night Alive: Compelling New Drama by Conor McPherson (The Weir)
Geffen Playhouse – Gil Cates Theater (Los Angeles, CA)
Coming off successful runs in London, Chicago and off-Broadway, where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive arrives at the Geffen to tell the compelling story of Tommy, a down-on-his-luck Irish bloke who finds that his one good deed will not go unpunished. A slovenly sort who’s taken up residence in his uncle’s Dublin house, Tommy and his best friend Doc keep busy plotting get-rich-quick schemes, until one night, Tommy rescues a young woman from a violent attack. After the rescue, he takes the woman in and begins to care for her. Irish playwright McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) is an Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee who’s famed for his poetic dialogue and richly textured storytelling.