Last year’s sold-out holiday hit returns to 5th Avenue for only 50 performances!
Dot Dot Productions, in association with the American Irish Historical Society,
presents The Irish Repertory Theatre’s production
based on the novella by James Joyce
adapted by Paul Muldoon & Jean Hanff Korelitz
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
November 18- January 7, 2018
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.
This exquisite theatrical recreation of James Joyce’s haunting story was the most sought-after theater event of New York’s 2016 holiday season and we relish to opportunity to welcome you again, or for the first time.
“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 55 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.
For questions regarding venue accessibility, please call The American Irish Historical Society at 212-288-2263 prior to purchasing your ticket.
A minimum of 80 tickets to The Dead, 1904, including dinner, will be made available throughout the run of the show for $19.04 through a daily lottery with TodayTix. Click here to download the TodayTix app and get ready to enter.