School of Music

A Man of No Importance (Musical Theatre)

March 2, 2018 to March 9, 2018
  • Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018, 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30 PM
  • Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM
  • Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30 PM
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
$10 students, $16 seniors, faculty, staff, alumni, $22 general public
A Man of No Importance

Book by Terrence McNally 
Music by Stephen Flaherty 
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens 
Directed by Cary Libkin 
Choreography by Vanessa Beyland 
Music Direction by Edward Reichert

• Friday, March 2, 7:30 PM
• Saturday, March 3, 2:00 PM
• Saturday, March 3, 7:30 PM
• Sunday, March 4, 5:00 PM
• Wednesday, March 7, 5:00 PM
• Thursday, March 8, 7:30 PM
• Friday, March 9, 10:00 AM
• Friday, March 9, 7:30 PM

In 1964 Dublin, Ireland, bus conductor Alfie Byrne shares his passion for theater by reciting poetry to his passengers, and directing a troupe of players in the basement of St. Imelda’s Catholic Church. The trouble begins when Alfie decides to produce his favorite playwright Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play, Salome. The church simply can’t allow such heathen decadence to be performed, even in the basement. During the course of a tumultuous rehearsal process, Alfie learns that the theatre is not a place to hide from the world, but instead the very place where we may finally discover our true selves. As author Terrance McNally writes, “The small world of the St. Imelda’s Players becomes an enormous one and I would be surprised if you did not find at least a small part of your world in theirs.” Indeed, you will see that Alfie Byrne is a man of great importance.

Based on a film “A Man of No Importance”

A collaboration of the School of Music and Department of Theatre

Please purchase tickets at the USMTheatre Box Office: usm.maine.edu/theatre, (207) 780-5151 Tickets: $10 students, $16 seniors, faculty, staff, alumni, $22 general public

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact the USM Theatre Box Office, (207) 780-5151. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Contact Information

USM Theatre Box Office
(207) 780-5151