Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is a rare gem in the canon of musical theater, one which combines the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical. This is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens
and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for RAGTIME.
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. Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is a tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are.