Written by Jez Butterworth | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
U.S. PREMIERE OUTSIDE OF BROADWAY OF THIS IRISH THRILLER
“IT’S A TERRIFIC PLAY AND FUN TO WATCH UNFOLD”— Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union-Tribune
“Ms. Kurner’s role in shaping both the acting and the production is both important and evident.”— Bill Eadie, San Diego Story
“A RIP-ROARER OF A PLAY, BOTH FUNNY AND TRAGIC, AND IT ENDS WITH A SURPRISING GUT PUNCH HERALDED BY THE WAIL OF GHOSTLY BANSHEES”— Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union-Tribune
“The Ferryman is solidly staged, and its cast performs it marvelously.”— Bill Eadie, San Diego Story
“BUILDS LIKE A FIRECRACKER WITH A FAST-BURNING FUSE”
— Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union-Tribune
“a lively and fast-moving production that’s thoughtfully directed by Kristianne Kurner and studded with exceptional performances”— Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union-Tribune
JAN 27 – FEB 3, 2023
FEB 4, 2023
FEB 5 – MAR 5, 2023
THE FERRYMAN runs 3.5 hours and includes two intermissions.
THE FERRYMAN is epic storytelling at the highest level. This show contains flashing lights, loud noises, the smoking of herbal cigarettes, adult situations, cursing, violence and more. This show is not recommended for anyone under 15, and teenagers should have a responsible adult to talk to about the themes and actions.
There is a live rabbit and a live goose onstage during THE FERRYMAN (both for short periods of time).
This world premiere outside of Broadway and the West End, directed by Kristianne Kurner, takes place in Northern Ireland, 1981 during the heart of The Troubles. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest – but this year they will be interrupted by a visitor. THE FERRYMAN is the winner of the 2019 Tony Award and universally acknowledged as one of the greatest plays of the modern era.
“An endlessly vibrant work… It revels in the addictive power of artfully unfolded narratives. And I mean all kinds of narratives: classical epics and homey fairy tales, barroom ballads and chronicles of hopeless love, multigenerational family sagas and ghost stories with a body count… [a] richness rarely seen outside of Shakespeare.” – The New York Times
Ben Brantley said in The New York Times, “It revels in the addictive power of artfully unfolded narratives. And I mean all kinds of narratives: classical epics and homey fairy tales, barroom ballads and chronicles of hopeless love, multigenerational family sagas and ghost stories with a body count…. By the end of this magnificent drama, Mr. Butterworth has connected the contradictions with a skill that takes the breath away.”
MEET THE CAST
DINE AND DRAMA
NEW VILLAGE ARTS AND VIA VAI CUCINA ITALIANA LOCATED IN CARLSBAD VILLAGE ARE PROUD TO PARTNER FOR AN EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY A PLATE AND A PLAY AT THE NEWLY REMODELED DEA HURSTON NEW VILLAGE ARTS CENTER.
$99 (PER PERSON) INCLUDES DINNER AND YOUR TICKET TO THE FERRYMAN
Enjoy the authentic dishes & flavors of Italy in Carlsbad at Via Vai Cucina Italiana before diving into Tony-Award winning, bone-chilling family epic, THE FERRYMAN.
Season Sponsored by
Dea & Osborn Hurston, Jay & Julie Sarno, Barrio Glassworks, Anthony & Jennifer de la Fuente, Daniel Kotch, Kathy Cullen, Peace Thru Arts Foundation, Charlie & Wendy Wyatt, Jane LaFazio and Don Strom
For more information, contact the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760)433-3245.