Brian Dennehy Stars in THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, Now thru 1/5
"The Steward of Christendom" is set in the early 1930s at an Irish county mental home, where 75-year-old Thomas Dunne has been committed by his daughter. Here, his mind wanders in and out of lucidity as he remembers his childhood, his wife and children, and his career as the head of Dublin's Metropolitan Police, where he rose through the ranks to the highest position a Catholic could hope to achieve.
Dunne was essentially the man with responsibility for the security of Dublin Castle, which was at the very heart of English rule in Ireland. But when Irish independence comes in 1921, followed by a civil war, Dunne's life, once devoted to keeping order, falls apart, and he can no longer make sense of the world around him.
Previews begin tonight, November 26, 2013. Opens December 8. Continues through January 5, 2014. Previews (November 26 - December 7): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Exceptions: No performance Thursday, November 28. No 2:30 p.m. performance Saturday, November 30. Opens Sunday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Regular Performances (December 10, 2013 - January 5, 2014): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Exceptions: Added 8 p.m. performances on Monday, December 23 and December 30. No performances Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25. No performance Wednesday, January 1.
Ticket Prices: $20 - $70 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.