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Irish Repertory Theatre

First Nighter: Capote's 'Christmas Memory' Set to Sweet Music

David Finkle | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Come Christmas every year, new offerings are presented with the hope they'll become holiday perennials.

First Nighter: Marcus's 'Killing of Sister George,' McPherson's 'Port Authority'

David Finkle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Context is everything. At least that's the impression I had on leaving The Actors Company Theatre revival of Frank Marcus's 1965 multiple prize-winning play, The Killing of Sister George, at the Beckett.

A Play To Make James Joyce Proud

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

For James Joyce fans and scholars looking for a way to celebrate Bloomsday but haven't the time to attend a complete reading of Ulysses, the Irish Rep...

Stage Door: The Weir

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.24.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The beauty of The Weir, an intimate, haunting drama, expertly staged at the Irish Repertory Theatre, delves deep into the ties that bind, both emotional and supernatural. This revival is funny and heartbreaking. Don't miss it.

The Ghosts Are Back

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Ghosts, both alive and dead, haunt the rural Irish pub that is the setting for Conor McPherson's captivating and lyrical play The Weir, now in a first-rate revival at the Irish Repertory Theatre as part of its 25th anniversary season.

Friel at Last: The Irish Repertory Theatre's The Freedom of the City

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

The most subversive thing about this play is how it challenges any one conclusion about the three people who died that day as accidental martyrs. And you will laugh. That's right, there are a lot of very funny moments.

Ireland's Bloodiest Sunday Gets A Subplot

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.17.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

When the lights come up, the stage is littered with three bodies and photographers are busily snapping pictures of them.

Sunday in the National Gallery With George: Give Me Your Hand at the Irish Repertory Theatre

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

The piece is a must see for art history buffs, who will note many clever allusions and ironic twists in Durcan's language, but this is not a piece for anyone looking for a more traditional play -- in fact, if that is what you're looking for than you should go upstairs and see Beyond the Horizon.