Performed by the Druid Theatre Company of Galway, this production of Playboy of the Western World was heralded as possibly the most definitive version of Synge's masterpiece. The play is set in a remote inn on the west coast of Ireland at the turn of the 20th century. Christy Mahon is a fugitive who claims to have killed his father. Somehow this act turns him into a local hero and a romantic idol. Ironically when it is discovered that his father is alive and he is no murderer, Christy is totally discredited and the local community seek their revenge. Playboy is a Black comedy of epic proportions.