A Man of No Importance –
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on a film A Man of No Importance
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry
Regional Premiere featuring Colorado’s Legendary Irish-Folk Band Colcannon
It’s 1964 in a working-class neighborhood of Dublin. Oscar Wilde devotee, Alfie Byrne has ambitions to perform Wilde’s Salome with his amateur theater troupe in the local church hall; however, Alfie doesn’t realize the controversy his choice of title will create with the church leaders. With the play opening in jeopardy, Alfie turns to someone he thought was a friend, only to be confronted by anger and rejection. The theater troupe stands beside him and helps Alfie find his place in the world.
A Man of No Importance combines Irish-inspired folk music with the depth of a well-written play. Join us for this lyrical musical from the Tony Award-winning team who brought you Ragtime .
Main Stage Theater
Previews April 24 - 26, 2015
Performances run April 28 – May 17, 2015
Fri, May 8 after 7:30 p.m. performance
Wed, May 13 after 1:00 p.m. performance
Times & Pricing:
Previews Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m. $36
Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.; center $73, prime $67, value $59
Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.; center $66, prime $60, value $53
Please note: This production contains mature subject matter.
2015 Accessible Performances
Wednesday and Friday evening performances can be audio-described for the blind upon request at least one week in advance. Call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 for more information.
ASL interpreted performance
Friday,May 15 at 7:30 p.m.
“ A Man of No Importance examines a 1964 Dublin theater troupe” review in Denver Post on May 2, 2015 http://www.denverpost.com/theater/ci_28031342/man-no-importance-examines-conflicted-1964-theater-troupe
“The ghost of Oscar Wilde graces the boards at the Arvada Center in A Man of No Importance in Colorado Drama on May 2, 2015 http://coloradodrama.com/man_no_importance.html
’ A Man of No Importance ’ is a memorable night of theater” reviewed by Bill Wheeler, TheaterColorado.com http://theatercolorado.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-man-of-no-importance.html
"Alfie Byrne is a man of no importance or is he?” reviewed by John DiTirro, Denver Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/review/alfie-byrne-is-a-man-of-no-importance-or-is-he
“Arvada Center and Irish-folk band Colcannon join forces in musical” - Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/theater/ci_27977124/arvada-center-and-irish-folk-band-colcannon-join
Historic realism takes the stage in ‘ A Man of No Importance’ ” - Lakewood Sentinel
"Maybe Modest, but Hardly Unimportant" - Sonya Ellingboe, Westminster Window
A strong, integrated performance...a lovely musical collaboration ~ Craig Williamson, North Denver Tribune