on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage
by Conor McPherson
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
with Jeffrey Bean, Cillian Hegarty, and Sarah Street
★★★★ “As potent as a shot of whiskey” – – Time Out New York
John Plunkett is haunted by memories of a shameful past and shattered life. On Christmas Eve, an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter, Mary, forces John to confront his demons and grapple with his chance at redemption.
Irish Rep is proud to begin its 2019-2020 season with Dublin Carol, Conor McPherson’s revelatory journey towards salvation, which premiered in 2000 at the Royal Court in London and made its U.S. premiere at The Atlantic Theater Company in 2003. Dublin Carol is Irish Rep’s sixth McPherson play; past productions include St. Nicholas (2010), The Weir (2013 & 2015), Port Authority (2014), Shining City (2016), and The Seafarer (2018).
★★★★ “As potent as a shot of whiskey… Bean’s exquisite portrayal of this bruised and haunted man delves deeply into his restless psyche” – Time Out New York
“a stunning performance…[in] the best of all possible spaces in which to watch great performances up close” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“a stellar production… achingly poignant…[with] a career-making performance by Jeffrey Bean” – Talkin’ Broadway
★★★★ “Jeffrey Bean gives a committed, emotional, very real performance” in this “beautifully written” play. – New York Theatre Guide
“as polished and vivid a production as one would want” – CurtainUp
“excellent…Jeffrey Bean gives a meticulously crafted performance” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
“remarkable in its humanity, capturing all [of Conor McPherson’s] most powerful themes and concerns.” – Exeunt NYC
“beautifully directed… kudos to the Irish Repertory Theatre for choosing this to begin their fall 2019 season.” – One Magazine