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Port Authority

Conor McPherson
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Full Length, Drama
3 men
Total Cast: 3, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3311-4
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: PORT AUTHORITY follows three generations of Irishmen as they tell the stories of their lives.
“[McPherson is] endowed with a godly eye for detail which makes the mundane assume a cosmic glow. I found myself holding on to what these actors had to say as if I were a 5-year-old at bedtime being introduced to The Arabian Nights.” —The New York Times. “McPherson’s play—buoyed up by his storytelling flair and gift for skewering detail—is alive with subtle shifts, vivid with really good jokes. His sentences are better, his sentiments more developed and shaded than many Booker Prize-winners. He is terrific.” —The Observer (London). “McPherson occupies his familiar terrain with glittering wit and assurance…he writes like a recording Irish angel…[with] a poetic understanding of what might have been.” —The Guardian (UK). “Overwhelmingly poignant…McPherson rivetingly shows how the past is in all our presents.” —Evening Standard (London).