Photo Flash: First Look at PORT AUTHORITY, Opening Tonight at Writers Theatre

November 6
8:12 PM 2013

Writers Theatre continues its 2013-14 season with the Midwest Premiere of Port Authority by Conor McPherson, directed by William Brown. The production runs now through February 16, 2014 at 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The press openings are tonight and tomorrow, November 6 and November 7, 2013 at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Acclaimed playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, Shining City, Dublin Carol) crafts a series of interconnected stories that explore the heart and soul of three generations of Irishmen.

A young man escapes his parents' house to share digs with two alcohol-soaked friends and a mesmerizing young woman; a middle-aged laborer lands a dream job that he's not remotely qualified for; and a widower receives a mysterious package that touches a hidden part of his memory. The lightly interlocking stories of these three men at three different stages of life weave together a tale that is both spirited and moving in its portrait of ordinary lives.

Directed by Writers Theatre favorite William Brown (The Liar, A Little Night Music, Heartbreak House), Port Authorityrevels in the rough lyricism of McPherson's language and the poignancy of these stories of lost love, big dreams and the consequences of even our smallest choices.

The cast of Port Authority includes Patrick Clear, Rob Fenton and John Hoogenakker. The creative team includesMartin Andrew (scenic); Rachel Laritz (costumes); Sarah Hughey (lights); Andrew Hansen (sound) and Julie Eberhardt (props). The stage mananger is Dana Nestrick.

Performances are October 29, 2013 - February 16, 2014 at 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The press openings are November 6 and November 7, 2013at 7:30pm. Curtain times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Tickets are $35-$70 and are available at the Box Office, 376 Park Avenue, Glencoe; 847-242-6000 or online at

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

John Hoogenakker

Patrick Clear, John Hoogenakker

Patrick Clear

Rob Fenton, John Hoogenakker, Patrick Clear

Rob Fenton

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