Dot Dot Productions in association with the American Irish Historical Society
presents The Irish Repertory Theatre’s production
Gather with James Joyce’s immortal characters in 1904 Dublin for a captivating evening of music, food and epiphany.
based on the novella by James Joyce
adapted by Paul Muldoon & Jean Hanff Korelitz
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
starring Kate Burton, Boyd Gaines,
Aedin Moloney, Peter Cormican, Barrie Kreinik, Terry Donnelly, James Russell, Clare O’Malley, Heather Martin Bixler, Patti Perkins, Karl Scully, Patricia Kilgarriff
November 19- January 7, 2017
The evening takes place at:
The American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Avenue New York, NY
Directly across Fifth Avenue from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
James Joyce’s novella, “The Dead,” describes a holiday gathering on January 6,1904, the Feast of the Epiphany, in the Dublin home of two elderly sisters, Kate and Julia Morkan, and their niece, Mary Jane. At the party are students, friends, a celebrated tenor, a lost alcoholic, and the couple, Gabriel and Gretta Conroy. Over the course of an evening, there are conversations, music, dancing and dining. There are speeches and disagreements – polite and impolite – and when it is all over Gabriel learns something about his wife that changes his sense of who she is and who they are to each other, of what it actually means to be alive, and to be dead.
“an unusually sparkling affair… you are not likely to attend a holiday gathering in a more sumptuous setting this season. –The New York Times
“combines the fun and spontaneity of immersive theater with tender and nuanced acting from an accomplished cast.” –AM New York
“a holiday treat, full of songs and high spirits” –The New Yorker
“full of finely crafted moments” -TheaterMania
“fosters a delightful sense of community between audience and actor” –Village Voice
“skillfully staged… It’s a subtle but haunting tale.” –Hollywood Reporter
“magic…theatre at its most absorbing” -Talkin Broadway
The Dead,1904 is a new adaptation in which an audience of 40 guests will themselves attend the Misses Morkan’s holiday party, move from room to room with the actors, listen to the music, watch the dances, dine on a meal inspired by the menu in the novella, and observe the characters in their interactions. The production will take place in an authentic Victorian mansion, perfectly evoking the atmosphere of the story.
At each performance, premium ticket holders will be seated with the actors, to truly experience the famous dinner scene from within. Special New Year’s Eve and Feast of the Epiphany performances will provide an extraordinary special observance of these holidays.
This exquisite theatrical recreation of James Joyce’s haunting story is likely to be one of the most sought after theater events of New York’s 2016 holiday season.
For questions regarding venue accessibility, please call The American Irish Historical Society at 212-288-2263 prior to purchasing your ticket.
A minimum of 70 tickets to The Dead, 1904 will be made available throughout the run of the show for $19.04 through a daily lottery with TodayTix. Lottery winners will be given VIP seats at the main table along side the cast. Click here to download the TodayTix app and get ready to enter.