by Jez Butterworth
directed by Sam Mendes
Broadway, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th street. Beginning October 2, 2018
Following unanimous, five-star critical acclaim and a year-long run in London's West End, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman debuts on Broadway this October. This “fiercely gripping play” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times) is directed by Academy® and Tony Award® winner Sam Mendes and premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the theatre’s history.
Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.