written & directed by: Tom Murphy
September 24 – November 24, 2002
Ireland’s most celebrated contemporary playwirght directs the production of his haunting tour-de-force. Mommo is a senile old woman trapped in the past. each night she begin to relate the story of a laughing competition- the story of Bailegangaire, the town without laughter, and how it came by its name. Her granddaughter determines that the only way for their family to escape the stranglehold of the part is for the story to be concluded tonight! Oliver-award winning actress Pauline Flanagan stars.
“by turns comic, pathetic and chilling… Mommo’s inarticulate lesson about the necessity and beauty of enduring takes hold of us all.” -New York Times