Maurice Walsh's The Quiet Man
This special "pub version" of Maurice Walsh's The Quiet Man has been a favorite with audiences around the country for the past 2 years. Those familiar with the John Ford film The Quiet Man will recognize much of the story, although this play is based on Green Rushes, a set of stories by Walsh published in 1935. All the stories involve men and women whose lives were changed forever by the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921). One of those men, Paddy Bawn Enright, had been a famous boxer in America. When he returns to Ireland, he fights in a flying column (guerilla fighters), but when the war is over, he vows to never fight again. But when he falls in love with the beautiful sister of the local land-hungry bully, he finds that his fighting days aren't quite over.
Directed by Si Osborne
Winterset, Iowa, The Winterset Stage Theatre Company, for the John Wayne Birthday Celebration (May, 2012)
Listowel, Co. Kerry, St. John's Theatre, for Writers Week (May, 2013)
Ballyglunin, Co. Galway, for the Ballyglunin Railway Restoration Project (the train station used in the John Ford film) (July, 2013)
Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, at the Town Hall Theatre
Galway City, at An Taibhdhearc Theatre (September, 2013)
Maurice Walsh's The Quiet Man will also be presented following the unveiling of The Quiet Man Statue at the Cong Festival, Co. Mayo, in October, 2013.
"Bursts of song, heartbreak, comedy, chicanery, horse racing, displays of friendship, and one knock-down-and-drag-out fist fightmake this tapestry of Irish lifeso rich and vivid." HEDY WEISS, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant (View)
3471 N. Elston
Chicago, IL 60618