Written by Marina Carr, The Boy is the world premiere of a radical, contemporary Irish interpretation of the Greek Theban trilogy of Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, told from a mother’s perspective. It continues Carr’s conversation with the foundations of modern drama and questions what it means to be human in 2024. It will be the second of two world premieres of work by Carr, marking her 60th birthday and her third year as the Abbey Theatre’s Senior Associate Playwright. 


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