Girl From the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson, has its North American Premiere at the Public Theatre on 1st October 2018.
Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no-one will account for. And, when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return… Brought to life by a 20-piece company of actors and musicians, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into this new show full of hope, heartbreak and soul.
Conor McPherson is a critically acclaimed playwright and screenwriter who won an Oliver Award for The Weir. Most recently he wrote the successful three part drama Paula for BBC Two.
"You may find yourself thinking that this is as close as mortals come to heaven on Earth. And for just a few, infinitely precious moments, a radiance eclipses the all-devouring night." Ben Brantley, The New York Times