Northlight Theatre presents ‘Outside Mullingar’ by John Patrick Shanley March 13-April 19, 2015

Mullingar-Flash-986x305Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans presents John Patrick Shanley’s new romantic comedy Outside Mullingar.  The play by the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning writer of Moonstruck and Doubt will be directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones.  The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from March 13-April 19, 2015.  Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, oblivious to the longing of his neighbor Rosemary, who hopelessly pines for him as the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary fears romantic catastrophe. These two eccentric souls scramble their way towards happiness in a compassionate, delightful tale of how surprising love can be.

The cast features Kate Fry (Rosemary Muldoon), Mark Montgomery (Anthony Reilly) and Bill Norris (Tony Reilly).  The role of Aoife Reilly is yet to be announced.

Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community.

Now in its 40th season, the organization has mounted nearly 200 productions, including over 40 world premieres.  Northlight has earned 188 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 31 Awards.  As one of the area’s premier theatre companies, Northlight is a regional magnet for critical and professional acclaim, as well as talent of the highest quality.

The 40th Anniversary is supported by season sponsor BMO Harris Bank and lighting sponsor ComEd.

Outside Mullingar is supported in part by Cramer-Krasselt.

Northlight is supported in part by generous contributions from the Paul M. Angell Fund; BMO Harris Bank; Cramer-Krasselt; The  Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; ComEd, An Exelon Company; Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Evanston Community Foundation; First Bank &  Trust; Full Circle Foundation; The Homestead Hotel; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; KinderMorgan Foundation; Kirkland & Ellis Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Melvoin Award for Playwriting; Modestus Bauer Foundation; North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation; NorthShore University HealthSystem; The Offield Family Foundation; The Pauls Foundation; Plante Moran; The Pritzger Pucker Family Foundation; Quince at the Homestead; The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation; Room & Board; Sage Products; Sanborn Family Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; Skokie Fine Arts Council; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; The Sullivan Family Foundation; Tom Stringer Design Partners; the Venturous Theater Fund; and The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation.