A Man of No Importance

Based on a film: A Man of No Importance

August 6 to August 28
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

**The Thursday, August 11 performance of A Man of No Importance is pay-what-you-can! Visit the Box Office at 527 Tremont Street in-person and pay as little as $10 – a 60% savings on standard day-of tickets!

Tickets are based on availability and must be purchased in person. For box office hours visit bostontheatrescene.com. Standard ticketing fees may apply.


Dani Berkowitz, Adele Rice
Catherine Lee Christie, Mrs. Curtain
Kevin Fennessy, Carney/Oscar Wilde
Ian Flynn, Rasher Flynn/Carson
Kevin Hanley, Father Kenny/Brenton Beret
Gillian Mackay-Smith, Mrs. Patrick
Nick Magierowski-Howe, Alfie Byrne
Mary O’Donnell, Lily Byrne
Kim Onah, Miss Crowe
Nick Osborne, Ernie Lally
Dan Prior, Robbie Fay
Nicole Vander Laan, Mrs. Grace/Kitty
Arthur Waldstein, Baldy O'Shea


Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Book by Terrence McNally
Directed by Daniel Morris
Musical direction by Meghan MacFadden







Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man Of No Importance is the tender story of family, friendship and acceptance that teaches to "love who you love.”

Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin, whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame of a ‘forbidden’ love. Little does he know the power of theater will change his life.

A Man Of No Importance is a rare gem of a musical, combining the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical. A tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are that inspires.