The Butcher Boy | City of Asylum @ Alphabet City | Theater | Pittsburgh City Paper


The Butcher Boy

When: Thu., April 13, 8-10 p.m. 2017

Join us for a screening of The Butcher Boy hosted by author Patrick McCabe (Ireland). Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. Unfortunately, one tragedy after another, Francie’s world sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia (directed mainly against Mrs. Nugent, a nasty neighbor) and fantasy (where he has visions of the Virgin Mary). Patrick McCabe will do a Q&A after.

Price: FREE

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