A Man of No Importance
About A Man of No Importance
Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged, unmarried bus conductor who idolizes Oscar Wilde and harbors a secret crush on his handsome young co-worker Robbie Fay. Much of the musical's comedy comes from Alfie's determined efforts to stage a production of Wilde's "Salome" with his quirky community theater group.
"A Man of No Importance" is based on the 1994 film starring Albert Finney as a Dublin bus conductor and features a gorgeous Irish-influenced score. Donterrio Johnson, the Jeff award-winning actor who directed PFP's "Buyer and Cellar" earlier this year and is appeared in "The Spitfire Grill" with American Blues Theater, will direct the first Chicago production of "A Man of No Importance" in more than a decade. Music direction is by Robert Ollis, who most recently music directed "Southern Comfort" for PFP and was a 2019 Jeff nominee for his music direction of "Haymarket: A New Folk Musical."