* World Premiere

A Skull in Connemara (2000)
One of the freshest, most original new voices in the theatre to come along in years, Martin McDonagh has created a sensation in London and is now making a splash overseas. ACT is proud to present the American premiere of A Skull in Connemara, a black comedy of unapologizing surprises and unexpected depths.

For one week each autumn, Irishman Mick Dowd is hired to dig up the bones in parts of his local cemetery to make room for the new arrivals. When it comes time for him to move those of his own late wife, strange rumors begin to surface regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years before. Told with brutal humor and wicked irony, McDonagh's unique gift of storytelling explores the secrets of souls that will thrill and chill you down to your bones.
About the Play
Written By: Martin McDonagh
About the Production
Run Dates: 7/21/2000 - 8/20/2000
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Gordon Edelstein
Cast: Zoaunne LeRoy - Maryjohnny Rafferty
Andrew McGinn - Mairtin Hanlon
Kevin Tighe - Mick Dowd
Christopher Evan Welch - Thomas Hanlon
Music: Dennis Cahill - Guitar
Martin Hayes - Fiddle
Behind the Scenes: Geoffrey Alm - Fight Director
Dennis Cahill - Composer; Music Arranger
Michael Chybowski - Lighting Designer
Ann Ciecko - Assistant Lighting Designer
Gordon Edelstein - Artistic Director
Liz Engelman - Dramaturg
David Gallo - Set Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Martin Hayes - Composer; Music Arranger
Susan Hilferty - Costume Designer
Anne Kearson - Assistant Stage Manager
Stephen LeGrand - Sound Designer
Jim Loder - Managing Director
Sean McEnaney - Dialect Coach
Stephanie Toste - Production Assistant
Vito Zingarelli - Producing Director