This holiday hit returns for its third year!
Dot Dot Productions, in association with the American Irish Historical Society,
presents 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 17, 2018- January 13, 2019
With Melissa Gilbert, Heather Martin Bixler, Kimberly Doreen Burns, Ciarán Byrne, Rufus Collins, Peter Cormican, Terry Donnelly, Meg Hennessy, Patricia Kilgarriff, Robert Mack, Aedín Moloney, and Patti Perkins
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 recreation of James Joyce’s haunting story was the most sought-after theatrical event of New York’s 2016 and 2017 holiday seasons. We relish the 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
“a welcome and decidedly grown-up addition to the holiday season’s usual roster of theatrical fare.” – Theatermania
“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 an adaptation of James Joyce’s novella; an audience of 57 guests 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 takes 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, which can now be accessed via phone, tablet, or desktop. Click here to download the TodayTix app and get ready to enter or sign up at todaytix.com.