Richmond Hill Players return with "Outside Mullingar"

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Outside the shed - Jessica White (Geneseo) and Adam Michael Lewis (Macomb) play two Irish farmers in the romantic comedy "Outside Mullingar", running at Richmond Hill Barn Theatre Aug. 5-15.

Richmond Hill Players open their long-awaited 2021 season with John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy, Outside Mullingar.  The show will be presented Thursdays through Sundays, August 5th through August 15th at the Barn Theater in Geneseo.   

Set in the rolling hills of rural Ireland, Outside Mullingar tells the unlikely love story of Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon, two introverted middle-aged neighbors, long kept apart by bad luck, a bitter family land dispute, and sheer stubbornness. Full of laughs, tenderhearted moments, and Irish whimsy, this modern-day fable reminds us all that it’s never too late to take a chance on love  

The cast features Jessica White, Geneseo; Adam Michael Lewis, Macomb; Kevin Babbitt, Davenport; and Susan Perrin-Sallak, Susan Perrin-Sallak, Pleasant Valley, Iowa.  

Jennifer Kingry, Geneseo, directs the show. The staff includes stage manager Eugenia Giebel, light/sound designer & operator Jennifer Kingry, set builder Mike Skiles, all of Geneseo; set builder Jim Skiles, Colona; crew members Stacy and Wesley Herrick, Cambridge, and Jim Strauss, Bettendorf. 

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays doors open at 6:30 pm with the show beginning at 7:30 pm.  Sundays are 3 pm matinees with the doors opening at 2 pm.   Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Richmond Hill box office at 309-944-2244 or by visiting the website at www.rhplayers.com. Late seating is not permitted; no one will be admitted to the theater after the show has started.  Admission to all performances is $12. 

An audio description performance will be held Friday, August 6th.  New this season, Richmond Hill is offering Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs), which can be requested at the time that reservations are made.