The 2017 world premiere of Autumn Royal in Ireland was met with critical acclaim, but Kevin Barry's play is making its North American premiere at the Irish Repertory Theatre in an altogether different world, one where the premise might be a tougher sell. The play sees 30somethings May and Timothy, who have been taking care of their ill father presumably for years, gripe about wanting to get rid of him and move on with their lives. We've collectively mourned so much illness and death these past...
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Autumn Royal will open Irish Repertory Theatre's fall 2021 season. Autumn Royal tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
Autumn Royal is a play set in a small, sparse house in Cork, Ireland, where 30somethings May and Timothy grew up. They have put their lives on hold to care for their father, who has been sick for a long time. Now they're wondering whether it's time to put him in a nursing home and get back out into the world, but they're wracked with painful memories of their family and neighborhood they can't shake. It's not so easy to let go — in fact, their bedridden father gets farther away than they do.
The dark comedy made its world premiere in 2017 at The Everyman in, aptly, Cork and played a second engagement there a year later. Now, Autumn Royal makes its North American premiere as the first show to play the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of Irish Rep since the pandemic. Playwright Kevin Barry is best known for his career as a novelist, with his works including Beatlebone and City Of Bohane. Autumn Royal is his first original stage play.
Tickets to Autumn Royal in New York are on sale now. Get Autumn Royal tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.
1 hr 30 min
October 8th, 2021
November 21st, 2021
October 8th, 2021
Irish Repertory Theatre
A dark comedy about life and death, love and hate, jealousy, rage, horror, and homicidal notions – just a normal play about a family.
Cast and creative
By: Kevin Barry
Director: Ciarán O’Reilly
Cast list: Maeve Higgins, John Keating
Design: Charlie Corcoran
Lighting: Michael Gottlieb
Costume: China Lee
Sound: Ryan Rumery, Hide Nakajo
Other info: Original music by Ryan Rumery, Projection design by Dan Scully