The Plough and the Stars

The Plough and the Stars

Irish Repertory Theatre presents The Plough and the Stars, directed by Charlotte Moore, as part of its 30th Anniversary Sean O'Casey Season.

Irish Rep's O’Casey Cycle consists of his three best-known works in repertory - The Shadow of a GunmanJuno and the Paycock, and The Plough and the Stars. Each play will be presented in an individual run in the order in which they were written, culminating in a month of all three works in repertory.

(Photos by Carol Rosegg)

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Running time: 
2hrs 5mins (including 1 intermission)
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About The Plough and the Stars:

Pretty young newlywed Nora Clitheroe is the talk of her tenement as she tirelessly works to lift her family out of their impoverished circumstances. She tries to keep her husband Jack from the revolutionary fervor sweeping through Dublin. But Jack becomes a Commandant in the Irish Citizen Army, and when the Easter Rising of 1916 begins, he leaves a pregnant Nora to help lead the fight. The disparate, quarrelsome tenement residents are forced to shelter together as urban warfare makes their home nearly as treacherous as the streets. Passions and ideals rise and converge, but in the end, loss and devastation triumph over the promise of a new Ireland.

Sean O’Casey
Irish Repertory Theatre
Charlotte Moore
Michael Gottlieb
Ryan Rumery & M. Florian Staab
Charlie Corcoran
Linda Fisher & David Toser
Cast list:
Una Clancy (as Mrs. Gogan), Terry Donnelly (as Woman from Rathmines), Rory Duffy (as Ensemble), Meg Hennessy (as Mollser), John Keating (as Capt. Brennan), Robert Langdon Lloyd (as Peter Flynn), Ed Malone (as Lieut. Langon), Michael Mellamphy (as Fluther Good), Clare O’Malley (as Nora Clitheroe), Adam Petherbridge (as Jack Clitheroe), Maryann Plunkett (as Bessie Burgess), James Russell (as The Young Covey), Harry Smith (as Bartender/Sgt. Tinley), and Sarah Street (as Rosie Redmond)
Other info:
Props by Deirdre Brennan
The Plough and the Stars Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 20, 2019
Opening date: 
April 30, 2019
June 22, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our The Plough and the Stars Review

The third of Sean O'Casey's Dublin plays, The Plough and the Stars, rounds out the trilogy now playing in rep through June 22, 2019, at Irish Repertory Theatre. What a rare opportunity to see all three plays in such close proximity and get a sense of Casey's growth as a writer. Please do take advantage of this gift that Irish Rep has put together as it's likely this may never be seen again in... Read more