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Written by Christian O’Reilly
Directed by BJ Jones, Starring John Mahoney and Penny Slusher
Theatre & Opera | USA/Ireland


Tuesday 15 – Sunday 27 July 2014
Matinees 18, 19, 25 & 26 July, 2pm
No show 21 July

Duration 1 hour 30 mins approx.

Presented by Northlight Theatre and Galway International Arts Festival

European Premiere

'But it’s just one of those days. One of those days where I feel like I’m wearing myself on the outside. My heart, my soul, all my soft bits.'

Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship. 

A beautifully poignant and extremely funny new play by Galway playwright Christian O'Reilly (The Good Father, Inside I'm Dancing) Chapatti makes its European debut in Galway following a critically acclaimed world-premiere run in Chicago this spring.

Festival favourite John Mahoney from TV's Fraiser, returns to the Galway stage following his superb performance in The Outgoing Tide in 2012. Mahoney stars opposite Penny Slusher who made her Festival debut in Stella & Lou last year.

Backstage at the Festival 17 July
Post-show talk with the cast, playwright and director.

‘A master class in acting’

Chicago Sun Times

‘BJ Jones has beautifully and sensitively directed this exquisite dramatic pas de deux’

Chicago Theatre Review