Time: September, 1922 – the height of the Irish Civil War
Place: The two-room tenement apartment of the Boyle family in Dublin
What an abundant play unfolds, perfectly acted and beautifully produced by the Irish Repertory Theatre!
Only one in the Boyle family is earning a living, Juno, the mother. Daughter Mary’s out on strike. Son Johnny is severely wounded in fighting for Irish independence and half-crazed fearing retribution for betraying an Irish Republican Army comrad who lived in this same building. And the father, “Captain” Jack, Juno’s preening paycock of a husband, is a hard drinking former merchant seaman, who runs off to the pub with his drinking “butty” Joxer even when a job comes walking in the door.