Outside Mullingar - a new play by John Patrick Shanley - the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Doubt and directed by Tony-winning director Doug Hughes, is currently running at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street in New York City.
Tony winner, Brían F. O’Byrne, and Emmy winner, Debra Messing, play Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that - due to his painful shyness - suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away.
Outside Mullingar is a very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and hope to find some kindness and happiness.
The cast is rounded out by Peter Maloney who plays Anthony’s father, Tony and Dearbhla Molloy who plays Rosemary’s mother, Aoife.
Dearbhla Molloy - who is solid, stolid, and very funny as Aiofe, has worked consistently in theatre, film, and television for 40 years. Her awards include two Drama Desk Awards, a Theatre World Special Award, a London Critics Award, and two Irish Theatre Awards.