Middlebury Acting Company Returns to Swift House for Outside Mullingar

poster image for Outside Mullingar. man in green sweater holds a ring while looking at woman in background
Image courtesy of Middlebury Acting Company.

Join us for another round of performances brought to you by Middlebury Acting Company and Town Hall Theater! September 23 through 26, we will host Outside Mullingar under our outdoor tent. The Tony-nominated play was written by John Patrick Shanley (writer of the film Moonstruck) and ran on Broadway in 2014. It is directed by Melissa Lourie and stars Alex Hudson, Eric Reid St. John, Gary Smith, and Mary Adams-Smith.

The story follows Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits who have been neighbors in rural Ireland for years, as they move from being friends to lovers. Rosemary has been interested in Anthony for ages, but his painful shyness has so far prevented their relationship from becoming a romance. Get your tickets now to enjoy this funny and moving love story, uniquely set in Irish farmland.

There will be four performances of Outside Mullingar under the tent at Swift House Inn. On September 23, 24, and 25, the show will start at 7:30 p.m. On September 26, there will be a matinee performance at 2:00 p.m.

Last month, we hosted Constellations, also directed by Melissa Lourie, and we are excited to welcome her back for another play. So far, our tent has hosted Constellations, The Sunset Series: Summer of Scorcese, and an opening night afterparty and films for MNFF7. We love how our outdoor space provides open air as the Middlebury community continues to navigate the pandemic while still allowing folks to come together for art and mingling!

Tickets for Outside Mullingar may be purchased online at townhalltheater.org​ or by calling Town Hall Theater at 802-382-9222. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students.

Picnic Dinners

As with Constellations and The Sunset Series, there will be picnic dinners available for purchase from Jessica’s at Swift House Inn for the evening performances (Sept. 23, 24, and 25). There will also be a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase from 6:00 p.m. until just before curtain. 

To order a picnic dinner, please call Swift House Inn at 802-388-9925 by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the performance that you are attending. Dinners will be ready starting at 6:00 p.m. Patrons may eat anywhere on the upper lawn of the Swift House property. Picnic blankets are available if you’d like to spread out on the lawn. 

Menu One: $25

Roast chicken, farro salad with cucumbers, feta, cranberries, and honey mustard dressing 

Menu Two:  $25

Poached salmon, beet salad with spinach, chèvre, and orange ginger dressing

Menu Three:   $22

Vegetarian antipasto salad with hummus and pita chips 

Dessert choice of:

Flourless Chocolate Cake or Lemon Tart

All three meals are served cold. The chicken and salmon meals include French batard and olive oil.

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