|IRISH REP Presents Conor McPherson's DUBLIN CAROL Beginning September 20|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:59 pm EDT 08/15/19|
BY CONOR McPHERSON
DIRECTED BY CIARÁN O’REILLY
ON THE FRANCIS J. GREENBURGER MAINSTAGE
PREVIEWS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
OPENING NIGHT IS OCTOBER 1, 2019
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH NOVEMBER 10, 2019
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR IRISH REP MEMBERS
SINGLE TICKETS FOR GENERAL PUBLIC GO ON SALE AUGUST 20
AND ARE AVAILABLE AT IRISHREP.ORG
New York, NY) Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director) is proud to present Dublin Carol, written by Conor McPherson (The Seafarer) and directed by Ciarán O’Reilly (The Shadow of a Gunman). Performances begin on September 20, 2019 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage with an opening night set for October 1, for a limited run through November 10, 2019.
John Plunkett is haunted by memories of a shameful past and shattered life. On Christmas Eve, an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter, Mary, forces John to confront his demons and grapple with his chance at redemption.
Irish Rep is proud to begin its 2019-2020 season with Dublin Carol, Conor McPherson’s revelatory journey towards salvation, which premiered in 2000 at the Royal Court in London and made its U.S. premiere at The Atlantic Theater in 2003. Dublin Carol is Irish Rep’s sixth McPherson play; past productions include St. Nicholas (2010), The Weir (2013 & 2015), Port Authority (2014), Shining City (2016), and The Seafarer (2018).
The cast of Dublin Carol will feature Jeffrey Bean (The Thanksgiving Play) as John, Cillian Hegarty (March Alien) as Mark, and Sarah Street (The O’Casey Cycle) as Mary.
Dublin Carol will feature set design by Charlie Corcoran (The O’Casey Cycle), costume design by Leon Dobkowski (The Dead, 1904), lighting design by Michael Gottlieb (The O’Casey Cycle), sound design by M. Florian Staab (The O’Casey Cycle) and Ryan Rumery (Little Gem, Be More Chill), and properties by Sven Henry Nelson (Little Gem). Jeff Davolt (Love, Noël) serves as production stage manager.
The performance schedule for Dublin Carol will be as follows: Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Exception: There will be no performance on Wednesday, October 2 at 3pm.
Tickets to Dublin Carol range from $45-$70 and are available now for Irish Rep members only. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday August 20 at 1pm and will be available through Irish Rep’s box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. A block of tickets for preview performances will go on sale at noon two weeks before first preview for $22 each as part of Irish Rep’s $22 on 22nd Street initiative.
Currently in performances on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage is Little Gem, written by Elaine Murphy and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull, running now through September 8, 2019. In performances on the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre is Love, Noël: The Songs and Letters of Noël Coward, devised by Barry Day, directed by Charlotte Moore, and starring Steve Ross and KT Sullivan. Love, Noël runs now through August 25, 2019.
Starting performances on September 11, 2019 in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre is the World Premiere of Kingfishers Catch Fire, by Robin Glendinning (Jennifer’s Holiday), directed by Kent Paul (Lost in Yonkers). Kingfishers Catch Fire will open September 22, for a limited run through October 20, 2019.
IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE, co-founded by Producing Director Ciarán O'Reilly and Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, is now celebrating its 30th season after first opening its doors in September 1988 with Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars. Irish Rep 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 Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for “Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama,” an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Body of Work,” Irish Rep celebrates the very best in Irish theatre, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. Nearly 50,000 audience members annually attend productions at our theatre located in the heart of New York’s Off Broadway community. Once here, they witness Irish Rep’s engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama.
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