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By Christian O'Reilly

Directed by BJ Jones

Starring John Mahoney and Penny Slusher

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). 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.

Galway International Arts Festival and Northlight Theater have enjoyed a very successful partnership having worked together on three previous occasions. This co-production is a true international exchange of Irish and American artists and is a very natural progression for all partners following more than a decade of creative collaboration and exchange between Galway and Chicago.

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