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Actress and playwright Laoisa Sexton and Derry boxer now actor John Duddy star in For Love. Photo by: Handout

Laoisa Sexton's ‘For Love’ starring John Duddy set for Off-Broadway's Irish Rep – VIDEO

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Actress and playwright Laoisa Sexton and Derry boxer now actor John Duddy star in For Love. Photo by: Handout

Award-winning actress and playwright Laoisa Sexton’s ‘For Love’ is to premiere at the Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan with previews set to begin March 13.

Starring Laoisa Sexton; retired pro boxer turned actor John Duddy; Kilkenny award winning native Jo Kinsella, and ‘Waiting for IKEA’s’ Georgina McKevitt, ‘For Love’ is a dark blue romantic comedy. The play follows three women in recessionary Dublin who are throwing down their handbags and looking for love, no matter what it costs.

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Directed by Tim Rudd, the show had its world premiere last September in the 1st Irish Theatre Festival, as part of its Next Generation Play Series of new plays by new Irish playwrights, and was named "Pick of the Festival" by Irish Examiner.

After its run at Irish Repertory Theatre, the show goes to Ireland, opening at The Derry Playhouse, in as part of UK City of Culture 2013, followed by a national tour with performances at The Grand Opera House in Belfast, Theatre Royal in Waterford, and two venues in Dublin: Axis, Ballymum and The Viking Theatre.

Off-Broadway performances of FOR LOVE run March 13-April 5 at The Irish Repertory Theatre Company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues): Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and

Sundays at 3pm (with the following exceptions: opening night, Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm; no matinee Wednesday, March 20; added 3pm matinee on Tuesday, April 3). Tickets are $45, and are available by calling 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org

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