Review: ‘A Man of No Importance’ Walks on the ‘Wilde’ Side

Avon Players Theatre is wrapping up their 2014-15 season with the musical A Man of No Importance. Based on the 1994 film of the same name starring Albert Finney, I was tempted to watch the movie beforehand to familiarize myself with the story, but decided against it, which proved to be a wise move. The story takes place in Dublin and centers around theatre-obsessed bus conductor Alfie Byrne played by Dave Springer. No stranger to theatre, by day Springer teaches the subject at Eisenhower High … [Read more...]

In Avon Players’ ‘A Man of No Importance,’ Music Reverberates through the ‘Streets of Dublin’

Musical celebrates the poetry in the lives and loves of 1960s working-class Irish Avon Players closes its season with a love letter to community theatre, the sweet and stirring musical A Man of No Importance, based on the Albert Finney movie of the same name. A Man of No Importance runs Friday, May 22 through Saturday, June 6. In 1964 Dublin, bus conductor Alfie Byrne is a working-class man with the soul of an artist.  When he’s not regaling his passengers with poetry, he’s leading his … [Read more...]

Avon Players Announces its 2014-2105 Season

Charming contemporary musicals, a holiday favorite, and a classic drama provide something for everyone Avon Players continues its sixty-seven year tradition of offering high quality productions at affordable prices with a season that will delight audiences of all tastes and may evoke some fond memories of favorites from the silver screen. Up first is the family-friendly musical Big, based on the classic 1987 Tom Hanks motion picture fantasy of the same name. When frustrated adolescent Josh … [Read more...]