In the Press Release for Cyprus Avenue now at the Public Theater, it says that this is a "subversively funny and savage new play" and it is a "wickedly funny play." I am figuring that this came from across the pond along with the cast of this brilliant production. The Brits have a different definition of "funny" than I. So lemme say this about that - Cyprus Avenue is way more than funny, but... Read more
The Public Theater presents the acclaimed co-production of the Abbey Theatre and Royal Court Theatre's Cypress Avenue, written by David Ireland and starring Oscar and Tony Award nominee Stephen Rea.
Performances are staged in the Public's LuEsther Hall.
(Photos by Ros Kavanagh)
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Cypress Avenue is about one man trying to make sense of a radically changed world. Eric Miller is a Belfast Unionist. He is exclusively and non-negotiably British. But nowadays he is worried he might be Irish. When Eric sees a likeness between his new-born granddaughter and the Irish republican leader, Gerry Adams, his sanity starts to unravel. Determined to defend his family and his heritage, Eric’s lifetime of ingrained prejudice and unsettled identity push him to the edge.