Irish Repertory Theatre

Todays Date: 10/19/19
Last Update: 10/28/13 11:57:10 AM

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Address: 132 West 22nd Street
New York, NY    10011

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Juno And The Paycock  | Open: 10/09/13 Close: 12/08/13
The Irish Repertory Theatre returns to its roots with Sean O’Casey’s perfect fusion of realism and poetry, of somber tragedy and extravagant comedy jostling one another in his 1924 Dublin masterpiece, JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK. The play unsettles us and whirls us about! In one of the most memorable speeches in modern drama, Juno Boyle leaves us with O’Casey’s legacy: “Take away our hearts of stone and leave us with hearts o’flesh!”

  Juno and the Paycock is Sean O'Casey's  extravagant portrait of the poetically comic and tragic world of a Dublin torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War.  The gestures of life are often broad, and the speech torrential as Jack Boyle and sidekick Joxer Daly's drinking and posturing rise to comic heights!  When the news of an unexpected inheritance arrives, the family sees a flame of hope as the heroic Juno Boyle dreams of taking war-crippled son, Johnny, and his sister, young Mary, out of their squalid surroundings into a better life. However, hopes are dashed and reality returns as a twist of fate brings their dreams crashing down around them.


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.

The Freedom of the City  | Open: 10/03/12 Close: 11/25/12
 Set in Derry, Northern Ireland during the aftermath of a civil rights meeting, THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY revolves around an inquiry into the shooting by British soldiers of three marchers as they emerged from the Guildhall. As the inquiry continues, with testimony from 'expert' witnesses, the play relives the real events that led to its institution.

When the police disrupt the peaceful protest, three unarmed strangers, Lily, a middle-aged mother of 11, and Michael and Skinner, two young men, take refuge from the streets and find themselves inexplicably in the Mayor's Parlor. As the three settle in to the Lord Mayor's opulent office, word spreads about the "occupation" of the Guildhall. The motley trio is transformed into a band of armed and desperate terrorists, a fiction that is taken up by the church, the media, the army, and nationalist balladeers, all of whom use the myth for their own diverse ends.

Man And Superman  | Open: 04/26/12 Close: 06/20/12
MAN AND SUPERMAN is generally considered to be one of Shaw's comedic masterpieces. The story involves the simple premise of a man, Jack Tanner, determined not to marry his ward, Ann Whitefield, who is equally determined to land him. Ann chases Jack from London, across the channel, into the mountains of Spain, and even to Hell and back (in the famous dream scene of DON JUAN IN HELL). The play has not been given a production in New York in twenty-five years.

The cast of MAN AND SUPERMAN includes Janie Brookshire, Jon Fletcher, Jonathan Hammond, Laurie Kennedy, Max Gordon Moore, Paul O'Brien, Margaret Robinson, Brian Sgambati, Zachary Spicer, and Tony Award-nominee Brian Murray (previously seen at Irish Rep in CANDIDA, GASLIGHT, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT and DA).

The production features set design by James Noone; lighting design by Kirk Bookman; costume design by Theresa Squire; sound design by M. Florian Staab; and hair and wig design by Robert-Charles Vallance. Production stage manager is Elis C. Arroyo. Assistant stage manager is Arthur Atkinson.

This production of MAN AND SUPERMAN is also part of GTG's larger vision of this country's first Shaw festival, to be called "Shaw New York," running this spring at various venues in Manhattan (to be announced). The festival, which will be an annual event, includes a Shaw Symposium featuring critics, academics and actors discussing the play; as well as concerts featuring music Shaw had championed as "modern music" while he was a music critic (Brahms, Wagner, Bartok, Dvorak, etc); and a reading of one of GTG's commissioned new plays. For more information, visit www.projectshaw.com


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.

Semi-monde  | Open: 02/06/12 Close: 05/14/12
TACT Presents a Concert Benefit Performance of
Sir Nöel Coward's
SEMI-MONDE


Monday, May 14th
At 7:30pm
Irish Repertory Theatre
132 West 22nd Street, NYC

Tickets: $20

GLITTERING!
GAY!
SCANDALOUS!

Set in the lobby, restaurants, and bar of the Hôtel Ritz in Paris, SEMI MONDE, by Nöel Coward, follows the lives and loves of a dizzying array of socialites and wannabes over a three year period from 1924 to 1926. Because of the salacious nature of its contents, the play was never produced in its time.


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Fabuloso By John Kolvenbach  | Open: 03/18/12 Close: 03/18/12
Fundraising Fun on a Sunday with the Moxie Street Gang.
Your $20 ticket includes a Fantastic Reading of John Kolvenbach's play Fabuloso, all you can drink in the Irish Rep's lovely lobby and unlimited Moxie Mingling.
$35 gets you all of above plus a great seat with your name on it.
$100 gets you all above, the best seats in the house and Moxie love on our next program.

Directed by Brian Rhinehart
Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity - Michelle Loucadoux, Aaron Krohn, Katie Fabel and Kimberly Yates.
Produced by Jared Dawson, Kimberly Yates, Melody Cooper Jones


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