Welcome to The Sean O’Casey Season
Welcome to Irish Repertory Theatre’s Sean O’Casey Season! From January through May of our 30th Anniversary Season, we are presenting a comprehensive retrospective of the work of renowned Irish playwright Sean O’Casey. The celebration will feature The O’Casey Cycle – O’Casey’s renowned “Dublin Trilogy” in repertory: The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924), and The Plough and the Stars (1926) – and free readings of all of O’Casey’s other plays. Other planned events include symposiums, lectures, film screenings, a musical evening, and two exhibitions (details for these events and more will be announced soon). Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars inspired the first collaboration between Irish Rep founders Charlotte Moore and Ciarán O’Reilly; we are delighted to return to the work that started it all in The O’Casey Season – Irish Rep’s most ambitious project to date!
O’Casey Season partners include Shivaun O’Casey (daughter to Sean O’Casey), Neil Pepe (Artistic Director, Atlantic Theater Company), the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dr. Maureen Murphy (HOFSTRA University), Robert Lowery (Sean O’Casey Review), and more.
The O’Casey Cycle is on sale now! Other events will be announced soon. Join our mailing list for updates.
The Shadow of a Gunman
January 30 – May 25, 2019
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
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… [Read more…]
Juno and the Paycock
March 9 – May 25, 2019
Directed by Neil Pepe
Jack Boyle is out of work and determined to stay that way. He postures and drinks with his sidekick Joxer while his long-suffering wife Juno struggles to support their family and maintain their dilapidated tenement flat. Their son Johnny… [Read more…]
The Plough and the Stars
April 20 – May 25, 2019
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Pretty young newlywed Nora Clitheroe is the talk of her tenement as she tirelessly works to lift her family out of their impoverished circumstances. She tries to keep her husband Jack from the rising revolutionary fervor sweeping through Dublin… [Read more…]