The W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Starring: Frank Converse, Richard Dreyfuss, Jack MacGowran, and Sandra Morgan
Thursday, February 21 at 7pm
Friday, February 22 at 8pm
This film adaptation of O’Casey’s famed debut play The Shadow of a Gunman, was released in December 1972 for the USA network. Starring a young Richard Dreyfuss as tenement resident Tommy Owens, this TV movie brought O’Casey’s characters to a wider audience after previous stage productions, including a Broadway run from 1958-1959. Don’t miss your opportunity to see both this film and our live adaption of The Shadow of a Gunman on the Francis J Greenburger Mainstage.
It’s 1921, and the Irish War of Independence rages on the streets of Dublin as Irish revolutionaries clash with British auxiliary forces. Aspiring poet Donal Davoren tries to avoid the conflict, but when Donal learns of a rumor that he is a gunman on the run, he cannot resist the curiosity it stirs in beautiful young Minnie Powers… and he cannot escape the attention of his other neighbors. As the rumor grows, the war outside moves closer to home with tragic consequences.
Tickets to this screening are available now for $15 ($10 for Irish Rep Members & O’Casey Cycle Subscribers).