Genre: Drama
Written By Paul Durcan and Directed by Richard Twyman

In GIVE ME YOUR HAND, Paul Durcan has taken some of the most famous paintings in the world, and interpreted them with his own unique, poetic voice. Two of Ireland's most eminent actors, Dermot Crowley and Dearbhl Molloy, take an imaginative stroll through the National Gallery and re-discover everyone from Van Gogh and Van Eyck, to Rubens and Gainsborough, through the unique prism of the author's imagination.

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:   03/07/12
Open:   03/11/12
Close:   04/01/12

Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm;
3pm matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Theater:   Irish Repertory
Address:   132 West 22nd St
New York, NY
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Dermot Crowley made his Broadway debut in Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, for which he received a Drama Desk Award. He returned to Broadway to star in Garry Hynes' production of Brian Friel's TRANSLATIONS, and sang Joxer in her production of JUNO for City Centre New York. Other US theatre credits include: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, starring as Scrooge, for Princeton's McCarter Theatre; DEALER'S CHOICE (Manhattan Theatre Club) and the National tour of Martin McDonagh's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, for which he has been nominated Best Featured Actor by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. He has worked extensively at the National Theatre in London, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The West End, The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre (Time Out Best Actor Award), The Gate and the Abbey Theatres in Ireland. In film, he has worked with some of the great Hollywood directors, including Robert Redford in "The Legend of Bagger Vance," Blake Edwards in "Son of the Pink Panther," and Alejandro Gonzales Inaritu in "Babel." Other films include "Octopussy," "Little Dorrit," "Before You Go," "Giro City," and the iconic "Return of the Jedi" from the "Star Wars" series. His comprehensive television career ranges from "Falling for a Dancer" to "Bleak House." He has starred in "Poirot," "MI5," "Midsomer Murders," and he currently stars as Schenk in BBC/America's Golden Globe-winning drama "Luther."

Dearbhla Molloy earned a Tony nomination for her performance in Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA and was most recently seen Off-Broadway in the Drama Desk Award-winning THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, a role she reprised in the National tour. Other New York credits include JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK and A TOUCH OF THE POET, both for Roundabout.  Ms. Molloy has worked consistently in theatre, film and television for forty years. West End credits include ARCADIA, IN CELEBRATION with Orlando Bloom, JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, HAMLET, AS YOU LIKE IT, ON THE LEDGE and HINTERLAND (NT) and more recently DOUBT (Tricycle), DITCH (Old Vic Tunnels), and NEVER  MORE SHAL WE PART (Hampstead Theatre).  She has just played Beatrice in MUCH ADO at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Awards: 2 Drama Desk Awards, Theatre World Special Award, London Critics Award, 2 Irish Theatre Awards, Audie Award. Nominations: Tony Award, Royal Television Society Award, Independent Film and Television Award, Irish Theatre Award, Grammy Award. She is an Associate Artist of the Abbey Theatre the National Theatre of Ireland.