Irish actor brings award-winner to Kent

The Irish actor Mikel Murfi will perform The Man in the Woman’s Shoes at Arts on the Lake on Saturday, March 5.

Originally developed at the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo County, Ireland, the one-man show won the Stewart Parker BBC Drama Award in 2013 and was nominated for the Best New Play in the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2014. Last year, it was a New York Times Critic’s Pick when it played at the Irish Arts Center in New York.

Mikel Murfi in "The Man in the Woman's Shoes" (photo by Vitaliy Piltser)
Mikel Murfi in ”The Man in the Woman’s Shoes” (photo by Vitaliy Piltser)

Created by interviewing people in rural Ireland, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes tells the story of cobbler Pat Farnon as he walks five miles into town to deliver a pair of shoes to Kitsy Rainey, a “screeching tyrant of a woman.”

Tickets for the performance, which begins at 8 p.m., at $15 and available at or by calling 845-228-2685. Arts on the Lake is located at 640 Route 52 in Kent Lakes.

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