Hunters Moon Theatre Productions brings The Year of the Hiker, one of John B. Keane’s most poignant plays, to The Everyman.
Set in the early 60s, it tells the story of the Hiker Lacey who 20 years ago left his wife and children to take to the roads. Now, unknowingly, he returns on the evening of his daughter’s wedding. The reception that he receives may not be what he was hoping for, but in typical John B. Keane style, it portrays the dynamic of an extended family and of a man marrying into a house with two women.
This drama of love, bitterness, jealousy, selfishness, pride and reconciliation is one of John B’s finest plays culminating in the real reason why the hiker took to the roads and the reason he returns.