A Man of No Importance


Book by Terrence McNally‚Äč
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

Talk Backs  
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


Alfie Byrne - Kevin Loreque
Robbie Fay - Peter Gosik
Adele Rice - Emily Van Fleet
Lily Byrne - Heather Lacy
Carney (William Carney)  / Oscar Wilde  - Jeffrey Roark
Baldy (James Michael O'Shea) - Colin Alexander
Breton Beret - Daniel Langhoff
Ernie Lally - Thadd Krueger
Miss Oona Crow - Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck
Mrs. Maureen Curtin -- Sharon Kay White
Mrs. Patrick - Lauren Shealy
Rasher Flynn - Paul Dwyer
Mrs. Margaret Grace - Megan Van De Hey
Peter - Tim Howard
Sully O'Hara - Robert Michael Sanders
Father Kenny / Carson - Erik Sandvold
Kitty Farelly - Piper Lindsay Arpan


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