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This show closed on October 15, 2017
The final masterpiece by John Millington Synge, author of The Playboy of the Western World. A beautiful and sad love story based on the Irish myth of Deirdre, the foremost heroine of ancient Ireland. Promised in wedlock since her birth to the King of Ulster once she comes of age, she rejects the arranged marriage and flees with her lover Naisi. Synge’s play is the most famous dramatization of Ireland’s most beloved romance.
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
ChicagoIL 60660
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Running time
1hr, 50min
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Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Critic reviews
A powerful play gets concentrated into magic.
Stage and Cinema