Genre: Drama
Written by Frank McCourt | Directed by Charlotte Moore

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre presents a special engagement of Frank McCourt's THE IRISH…AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY, honoring the one-year anniversary of the passing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes," with previews to begin July 14, prior to its official press opening July 22.

Frank McCourt's THE IRISH…AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY is an irreverent but affectionate history of the Irish in America that mingles laughter and sentiment in a tapestry of classical songs and stories. The production encapsulates the most tumultuous times of the past century with the vibrant humor and bitter irony that had become the trademark of the author of the critically acclaimed biographies "Angela's Ashes," "'Tis," and "Teacher Man."

Original cast members Ciaran Sheehan ("The Phantom of the Opera") and Terry Donnelly recreate the roles they originated in the 1997 world premiere of THE IRISH…AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY. Joining Mr. Sheehan and Mr. Donnelly in the cast are Kerry Conte, Patrick Shields, Gary Troy, and Kevin B. Winebold.

About the Company: Irish Repertory Theatre

Founded by Ciarán O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore, The Irish Repertory Theatre opened its doors in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. The mission of the theatre was and remains:

* to bring works by Irish and Irish American masters and contemporary playwrights to American audiences,
* to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish American experience,
* and to encourage the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures.

In 1995, we made our permanent home in Chelsea on three completely renovated floors of a former warehouse, allowing for both a Main Stage theatre and a smaller studio space, the W. Scott McLucas Studio. The Irish Repertory Theatre is currently the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage.

Recognized with the 2007 Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for "Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish drama," and the Lucille Lortel Award for "Outstanding Body of Work," the Irish Repertory Theatre has celebrated the very best in Irish theatre for twenty years, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. More than 32,000 audience members annually attend productions at our theatre in the heart of New York’s Off Broadway community. Once here they witness The Irish Repertory Theatre’s engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama.

Preview:   07/14/10
Open:   07/22/10
Close:   09/05/10

Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8PM
3PM matinees on Wed, Sat, and Sun.
Theater:   Irish Repertory
Address:   132 West 22nd St
New York, NY
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Cost:$65 & $55
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