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Lincoln Center presents A Man of No Importance, a new musical with a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Based on the 1994 film of the same title, the show tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a middle-aged Dublin bus conductor still living with his older sister. A modest man, a quiet man, Alfie has always found his greatest satisfaction and identity as the artistic director of the St. Imelda's Players, an amateur theatrical group. But it is 1964 and the world is changing. Alfie's little theatre is no longer a safe place from the tumultuous world outside. When his plans to produce Oscar Wilde's Salome get him in trouble with church authorities, Alfie wakes up to who he really is and realizes he must stand up and take his place in the world. Joe Mantello directs a cast that includes Roger Rees and Faith Prince. Running Time: 2 1/2 hours with 1 intermission.

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