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John Patrick Shanley

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 2 Female

" ... a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love" ~ NY Daily News

A compassionate and delightful romantic comedy from the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Oscar-winning author of Doubt ...

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40

Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that - due to his painful shyness - suits him well

Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, but watching the years slip away

With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe

But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness

Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving

A compassionate, delightful work about how it's never too late to take a chance on love


"Mr. Shanley's finest work since Doubt" -NY Times

"Shanley's best play since Doubt" ~ Time Out, New York

"John Patrick Shanley has not written a more beautiful or loving play" ~ Variety

" ... a charmer of a play ... In Shanley's first work set in Ireland, he lovingly tends the roots and tills the soil of his ancestry, spinning a tale suffused with melancholy humor and a deep yearning for heart, home, land, faith and a sense of belonging" ~ Hollywood Reporter

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