Conor McPherson is just about the most interesting Irish playwright around....that is, if you discount Friel, McDonogh,and a dozen other Irish geniuses.
Still, McP. is an original and so is his play THE PORT AUTHORITY. Three characters, young, middle aged, old, tell their stories in parallel. It is as if Becket, in Waiting For Godot, discovered verbosity and lost the cynicism. Typically McPheson lays everything out and yet keeps some cards close to his vest until the last moments. For those who read or saw THE WEIR, this is a familiar ploy. McPherson is a master of pulling away a final curtain and letting ghosts that he has already released bring profundity to their vaporous presences.
A warning , though, to producers, directors. Forget all stage Irishisms. It is not an easy play to do. Play it straight because it might have been set in Brooklyn or in Soho or South Boston. But it is in Dublin, so a recognition of "Jackeen" ( now "Dub") conversational style and also Irish middle class Dublin suburban attitudes would be helpful in doing McPherson justice.
To do so would be deeply satisfying for actors and audience alike.