The Irish Rep, New York City's epicenter of excellence in Irish drama, is beginning its 2019-2020 season with a Conor McPherson play you won't want to miss.
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.
Dublin Carol, Conor McPherson’s revelatory journey towards salvation, premiered in 2000 at the Royal Court in London and made its U.S. premiere at The Atlantic Theater in 2003. A new Irish Rep production, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly (The Shadow of a Gunman) and starring Jeffrey Bean (The Thanksgiving Play) as John, Cillian Hegarty (March Alien) as Mark, and Sarah Street (The O’Casey Cycle) as Mary, opens tonight, October 1, 2019 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, for a limited run through November 10, 2019.
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). It will feature set design by Charlie Corcoran (The O’Casey Cycle), costume design by Leon Dobkowski (The Dead, 1904), lighting design by Michael Gottlieb (The O’Casey Cycle), sound design by M. Florian Staab (The O’Casey Cycle) and Ryan Rumery (Little Gem, Be More Chill), and properties by Sven Henry Nelson (Little Gem). Jeff Davolt (Love, Noël) serves as production stage manager.
The performance schedule for Dublin Carol is as follows: Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Exception: There is no performance on Wednesday, October 2 at 3pm.
Tickets to Dublin Carol range from $45-$70 and are available through Irish Rep’s box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.
The Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage. Recognized with the Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for “Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama,” an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Body of Work,” the Irish Rep has celebrated the very best in Irish theatre for thirty years, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. Nearly 50,000 audience members annually attend productions at our theatre located in the heart of New York’s Off-Broadway community.
Currently appearing in the Irish Rep’s W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre is the world premiere of Kingfishers Catch Fire, by Robin Glendinning (Jennifer’s Holiday), directed by Kent Paul (Lost in Yonkers). Kingfishers Catch Fire opened on September 22, for a limited run through October 20, 2019.