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Michigan Irish Rep presents ‘Chapatti’ 10/9 and 10/14 and 10/16.

Show Announcement September 29, 2022

DEARBORN–The Michigan Irish Rep will present Chapatti, a play by Irish playwright Christian O’Reilly at The Commonwealth Club in Warren at 2PM on 10/9. And there are two performances scheduled for October 14th and 16th at The Wilde Theatre in Brighton with a possible additional performance at The Wilde on October 15.

Chapatti tells the story of a middle-aged man, Dan, on disability living in Dublin (David Kiley) who lives alone with his dog, Chapatti. Despondent over the death of his long-time love, Martha, Dan is looking for a home for his beloved pet while planning to end it all when he meets Betty (Sarah Burcon), a kindred soul who keeps some 19 cats at her home. Separately, both characters are alone and a bit adrift, but they find purpose and companionship together through the love they have for their furry mates, and eventually for one another.

“This is not the traditional super serious, downer Irish play,” says MIRT artistic director David Kiley. “While it explores some very serious themes, including suicide, it has a very good, wonderful hopeful outcome, and shows the power we all have to change lives by connecting.” “It’s very much a love story…about loves lost and loves found, and the love of the animals we adopt into our lives.”

Chapatti is presented October 9 at 2PM at The Commonwealth Club at 30088 Dequindre, Warren MI. There is parking in the rear of the club and the entrance is in the rear of the building as well. Buy tickets at this link. https://commonwealthclubmi.com/2022/09/08/chapatti-the-play-special-sunday-matinee-10-9-22/

On October 14th and 16th, Chapatti will be presented at The Wilde Theatre, at 111 S. West, Ave., Brighton, MI. The theatre’s link is here: https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/awildetheatre/buy-tix?landingMessageSeen=true

The Michigan Irish Rep is Michigan’s only Irish Theatre, and is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization. All contributions are tax deductible as a charitable donation.