Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a 1-week extension for its current production of Little Gem, written by Elaine Murphy and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull, which began previews on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage on July 17, 2019, before officially opening on July 25 (read our 4* review). The play will now run through September 8, 2019 (instead of September 1). The cast of Little Gem includes four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Marsha Mason (as Kay), Brenda Meaney (as Lorraine), and Lauren O’Leary (as Amber).
In Little Gem at the Irish Repertory Theatre, three generations of the Neville family - grandmother, mother and daughter - stand on the the cusp of change. In a series of monologues delivered directly to the audience, each shares her unique perspective. They are three sides of one coin, who spin one tale of shared grief and hope.