John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar at
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a kind of cockeyed Irish love story,
focusing on two generations, parents at odds with offspring and that
younger generation struggling to find their own balance in the world.
Nick Offerman is known for two things:
starring as the manly Ron Swanson, the anti-government, meat- and
breakfast-loving foil to Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, and for being married to the lovely Megan Mullally.
Christopher Durang got an early start as a playwright. “When I was 8,” he told The Juilliard Journal (he
teaches playwriting at the Juilliard School), “I announced to my mother
I was going to write a play. It was my own two-page version of an I Love Lucy episode...