A Man Of No Importance
Presented by: The Gail Asper Family Foundation
May 8 - 11, 2014
Shaw Performing Arts Centre (at The Forks)
By the creators of Ragtime and Seussical.
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Book by Terrence McNally
Based on the film A Man Of No Importance
Set Design - Brian Perchaluk
Lighting Design - Scott Henderson
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin, whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When Alfie attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name." But the redemptive power of theater changes his life and brings his friends back to his side.