John Patrick Stanley’s Outside Mullingar is this year’s WEPG Valentine’s Day treat. It’s the story of the somewhat awkward romance of Anthony and Rosemary, two 40-ish adults who are the only children of two Irish families living on small adjacent farms outside Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. Both have spent their entire lives on the farm and have known each other as long as they can remember. Both are painfully shy in affairs of the heart. Each quietly yearns for the other, but neither can muster the courage to express those desires. And so they live, side by side but apart, watching the years slip away, hoping something will happen — and eventually it does. It’s a very Irish love story — not simply about the love between two people, but also about love of the Irish countryside. It’s one of the most delightful romantic comedies you’ll ever see. Jessa Knust returns to WEPG to direct.
Date & Time
Feb 10 - 19, 2023