Finally. Organizers at San Jose Playhouse say that after delays due to the pandemic its long awaited production of A Statue For Ballybunion is ready for its U.S. premiere next month.
Based on a true story, the comedy is based on “a core group of Ballybunion residents who hatch a cunning plan to unveil the world’s first statue to the leader of the free world – then U.S. president, William Jefferson Clinton.”
The play is written by former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery, and had a successful workd premiere, fittingly enough, in Dublin, Ireland after Covid postponements.
“I am thrilled that A Statue for Ballybunion will have its American debut in my hometown of San Jose,” said McEnery. “My play tells a tale about how a town on the edge of the wild Atlantic fights for its self-respect and very survival. As in all such stories, there is real humor in the lives of its people and an ever-present and sorrowful past.”
Statue For Ballybunion is directed by Jeff Braco of Santa Clara University and is scheduled to open — fingers crossed! — on St. Patrick’s Day (fittingly enough) for a limited one week run. Full details below.
IN THE ARTS
Statue For Ballybunion
San Jose Playhouse
DATES & TIMES
March 16 – March 26, 2023
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm
Performances take place at 3Below Theaters, in downtown San Jose. Free validation parking is available for up to 3.5 hours.
Reserved seating tickets range from $45-$55 and are available online at sanjoseplayhouse.org and via telephone at (408) 404-7711.
Discounts are available for Youth, Students, Seniors, Educators, and Military
Group Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more
Tickers range from $45-55. Performances take place at 3Below Theaters in downtown San Jose. Note that free parking validation is available.
We wish all a healthy and happy world premiere!