Irish Repertory Theatre

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The Irish Repertory Theatre is an Off Broadway theatre, founded by Ciarán O'Reilly and Charlotte Moore, which opened its doors in September 1988,[1] with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. The mission of the theatre was and remains:

to bring works by Irish and Irish American masters and contemporary playwrights to American audiences, to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish American experience,

and to encourage the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures.

In 1995, they made their permanent home in Chelsea on three completely renovated floors of a former warehouse, allowing for both a Main Stage theatre and a smaller studio space, the W. Scott McLucas Studio. The Irish Repertory Theatre 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 2007 Jujamcyn Award, a special Drama Desk Award for "Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish drama," and the Lucille Lortel Award for "Outstanding Body of Work," the Irish Repertory Theatre has celebrated the very best in Irish theatre for twenty two years, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. More than 35,000 audience members annually attend productions at the theatre in the heart of New York's Off Broadway community.

Season history[edit]

2013-2014 Season
  • Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey
  • A Mind-Bending Evening of Beckett by Samuel Beckett
  • It's a Wonderful Life adapted by Anthony E. Palermo
  • Transport book by Thomas Keneally, music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan
  • Sea Marks by Gardner McKay
2012 – 2013
  • The Freedom of the City by Brian Friel
  • It's a Wonderful Life adapted by Anthony E. Palermo
  • A Celebration of Harold Pinter starring Julian Sands, directed by John Malkovich
  • The Songs I Love So Well starring Phil Coulter
  • Airswimming by Charlotte Jones
  • Donnybrook! book by Robert E. McEnroe; music and lyrics by Johnny Burke
  • For Love by Laoisa Sexton
  • Who's Your Daddy? by Johnny O'Callaghan
  • The Weir by Connor McPherson
  • Gibraltar by Patrick Fitzgerald
2011 – 2012
  • Weep for the Virgins by Nellise Child
  • Noctu conceived and directed by Breandán de Gallaí
  • Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
  • Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill
  • Give Me Your Hand by Paul Duncan
  • Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
  • New Girl in Town book by George Abbott, music and lyrics by Bob Merrill
2010 – 2011
  • Banished Children of Eve by Kelly Younger, adapted from the novel by Peter Quinn
  • St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  • Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel
  • My Scandalous Life by Thomas Kilroy
  • The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault
2009–2010
2008–2009
  • After Luke & When I Was God by Cónal Creedon
  • The Yeats Project by W. B. Yeats
  • Aristocrats by Brian Friel
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales based on the story by Dylan Thomas
  • The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen adapted by Frank McGuinness
  • Confessions of an Irish Publican from the writings of John B. Keane, adapted by Des Keogh
2007–2008
  • Around the World in 80 Days by Mark Brown, Based on the novel by Jules Verne
  • Prisoner of the Crown by Richard Stockton, Additional Material and Original Concept by Richard T. Herd
  • Take Me Along, Book by Joseph Stein and Bob Russell, Lyrics and Music by Bob Merrill
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  • Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  • Sive by John B. Keane
2006–2007
  • Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer by Aidan Dooley
  • Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton
  • Defender of the Faith by Stuart Carolan
  • Meet Me in St. Louis, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
  • Irish One Acts: Great White American Teeth by Fiona Walsh and Swansong by Conor McDermottroe
  • The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill
2005–2006
  • Mr. Dooley’s America by Philip Dunne and Martin Blaine
  • The Field by John B. Keane
  • You Don’t have to be Irish by Malacy McCourt
  • George M. Cohan, Tonight! by Chip Deffaa and George M. Cohan
  • The Bells of Christmas conceived by Ciarán O’Reilly
  • Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
  • Beowulf adaptation and lyrics by Lindsey Turner, music and lyrics by Lenny Pickett
2004–2005
  • Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel
  • She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
  • Endgame by Samuel Beckett
  • After the Ball by Noël Coward
2003–2004
  • Triptych by Enda O’Brien
  • The Colleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault
  • Christmas With Tommy Makem by Tommy Makem
  • Eden by Eugene O’Brien
  • Finian’s Rainbow by E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane and Fred Saidy, adapted by Charlotte Moore
  • Let’s Put On A Show! with Jan and Mickey Rooney
2002–2003
  • Bailegangaire by Tom Murphy
  • A Celtic Christmas arranged by Charlotte Moore
  • Bedbound by Edna Walsh
  • The Love-Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane and adapted for the stage by Des Keogh
  • Foley by Michael West
  • Peg O’ My Heart by J. Hartley Manners, songs by Charlotte Moore
2001–2002
  • Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly by Charles Nelson Reilly and Paul Linke
  • The Streets of New York by Dion Boucicault, adaptation and songs by Charlotte Moore
  • That and the Cup of Tea by Carmel Quinn and Sean Fuller
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  • The Matchmaker by John B. Keane and adapted for the stage by Phyllis Ryan
  • An Evening in New York with W.B. Yeats and John Quinn, adapted by Neil Bradley and Paul Kerry
  • Pigtown by Mike Finn
  • The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge
2000–2001
  • The Hostage by Brendan Behan
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  • The Importance of Being Oscar by Micheál MacLiammóir
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and adapted for the stage by Joe O'Byrne
  • A Life by Hugh Leonard
  • The Irish… and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt
1999–2000
  • Invasions and Legacies by Tommy Makem
  • Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan
  • The Irish… and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt
  • The Country Boy by John Murphy
  • Our Lady of Sligo by Sebastian Barry [view photo gallery]
  • Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw
1998–1999
  • The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault
  • Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  • Oh, Coward! by Roderick Cook
  • The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
  • The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O'Casey
  • Dear Liar by Jerome Kilty
1997–1998
  • The Irish… and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt
  • Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw [view photo gallery]
  • Rafferty Rescues the Moon by June Anderson
  • Song at Sunset conceived by Shivaun O'Casey
  • Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
1996–1997
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde [view photo gallery]
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  • My Astonishing Self by Donal Donnelly
  • The Yeats Plays by William Butler Yeats
  • The Plough and The Stars by Sean O'Casey [view photo gallery]
  • The Nightingale and Not The Lark and The Invisible Man by Jennifer Johnston
  • Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis
  • Wait 'til I Tell You by Carmel Quinn
1995–1996
  • Same Old Moon by Geraldine Aron
  • Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey
  • Shimmer by John O'Keefe
  • Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat McCabe
  • A Whistle in the Dark by Tom Murphy
  • Da by Hugh Leonard
1994–1995
  • The Au Pair Man by Hugh Leonard
  • The Hasty Heart by John Patrick
  • Mother of All the Behans by Peter Sheridan
  • Alive, Alive, Oh by Milo O'Shea and Kitty Sullivan
1992–1993
  • The Madame MacAdam Travelling Theatre by Tom Kilroy
  • Joyicity by Ulick O'Connor
  • Frankly Brendan by Frank O'Connor and Brendan Behan
  • Seconds Out by Young Irish Playwrights
1991–1992
  • Grandchild of Kings by Harold Prince [view photo gallery]
1990=1991
  • The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge
  • Making History by Brian Friel
1989–1990
  • Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay
  • English That For Me by Eamon Kelly
  • A Whistle in the Dark by Tom Murphy
  • Endwords by Chris O'Neill
  • Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel
1988–1989
  • The Plough and The Stars by Sean O'Casey
  • I Do Not Like Thee, Dr. Fell by Bernard Farrell
  • Yeats! A Celebration by William Butler Yeats
  • A Whistle in the Dark by Tom Murphy

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