A virtuosic study of one man’s descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland.
Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows that jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O’Leary enslaves his lovely mother, and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt.
It is down to Thomas, with God on his shoulder, to save this sinful place. But the townsfolk are not listening, an angel is misbehaving and a barking dog will not be silenced. Just how far will Thomas go in his quest for salvation?
This new edition of Enda Walsh’s Misterman was published alongside the production at the National Theatre (2012) directed by the playwright, starring Cillian Murphy.
‘luscious writing’ Irish Theatre Magazine
‘Mr. Walsh, one of the most fiercely individual voices in the theater today’ New York Times