Port Authority (play)

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Port Authority is a 2001 play by Conor McPherson. It tells of three interwoven lives: a boy leaves home for the first time; a man starts a job for which he is unqualified and chosen by mistake; a widower pensioner is sent a mysterious package.The common thread is what could have happened, and did not, in the three lives presented.

The play was first produced by The Gate Theatre of Dublin but premiered at the New Ambassadors Theatre in London in February 2001, before moving to the Gate Theatre in April of that year. The production was directed by Conor McPherson himself.

The Atlantic Theater Company (336 West 20th St, New York, NY, 10011) staged a limited run of the play from May 21, 2008 - June 15, 2008, starring Brian d'Arcy James, John Gallagher Jr. and Jim Norton.

In 2012 Rhapsody of Words Productions will stage the play at the Southwark Playhouse in London, starring Ardal O'Hanlon, John Rogan and Andrew Nolan. The production will be directed by Tom Attenborough. In 2014 the play had a succesfull run at The Irish Repertory Theater in New York.