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About The Butcher Boy - Off Broadway

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Running Time
2 hours, 30 minutes (with 1 intermission)
Ages 14 and up
Jul 21, 2022
Aug 1, 2022
Sep 11, 2022


The World Premiere of the New Musical on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage
A New Musical by Asher Muldoon
Based on the novel by Patrick McCabe
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
Music Direction by David Hancock Turner
Choreographed by Barry McNabb
With David Baida, Nicholas Barasch, Carey Rebecca Brown, Joe Cassidy, Kerry Conte, Andrea Lynn Green, Daniel Marconi, Polly McKie, Michele Ragusa, Scott Stangland, Christian Strange, and Teddy Trice

Life is hard for the youthful Francie Brady, who struggles to navigate the narrow streets and narrow minds of an Irish village in the 1960’s. But his eternal optimism and carefree spirit carry him above the dysfunctional family and gossipy town, where he lives in a comic book dreamland with his best friend Joe. When he taunts newcomer Philip Nugent, his uptight mother Mrs. Nugent calls Francie’s family a bunch of pigs. This triggers a violent pig obsession, which grows as Francie’s life falls apart around him.

This surrealist coming-of-age tale is tangled in a hypnotic score, smart lyrics, and a funny and moving book, which all serve to cloak Francie’s pain until he cannot fight the dark forces any longer, and the story spins to a catastrophic conclusion.


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