Little Gem Tickets
Little Gem Information
Irish Repertory Theatre presents a new production of Little Gem, written by Elaine Murphy, directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull and starring four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Marsha Mason.
Little Gem originally premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2008, before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and finally staging its US premier at The Flea Theater in January 2010.
(Photos by Carol Rosegg)
One year can bring extraordinary change; just ask Amber, Lorraine and Kay, three generations of North Dublin women who find themselves suddenly facing the unexpected in Elaine Murphy’s Little Gem. Young Amber’s case of indigestion – or perhaps it’s a brutal hangover? – grows into something more, while her mother Lorraine discovers salsa dancing after an incident at work leads to therapist-suggested self-care. Grandmother Kay, “on the wrong side of sixty, but not dead yet,” struggles to take care of a personal itch while adjusting to life as a caretaker for her beloved Gem. As the year moves forward, the women confront their individual challenges with courage and humor, finding strength in one another and discovering the beauty and complexity of family.
Cast and creative
By: Elaine Murphy
Director: Marc Atkinson Borrull
Producer: Irish Repertory Theatre
Cast list: Marsha Mason (as Kay), Brenda Meaney (as Lorraine), and Lauren O’Leary (as Amber)
Design: Meredith Ries
Lighting: Michael O’Connor
Costume: Christopher Metzger
Sound: Ryan Rumery