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)

Running time: 
2hrs 5mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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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.

By:
Sean O’Casey
Producer:
Irish Repertory Theatre
Director:
Charlotte Moore
Lighting:
Michael Gottlieb
Sound:
Ryan Rumery & M. Florian Staab
Design:
Charlie Corcoran
Costume:
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
Closes: 
June 22, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday3pm8pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday11am&3:30pm8pm
Sunday--

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Irish Repertory Theatre

Address:
132 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011
Nearest subway station:
23rd Street stations

Latest The Plough and the Stars News & Features

Maryann Plunkett in Juno and the Paycock
The Sean O'Casey Season extends at Irish Repertory Theatre
April 17, 2019

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a 4-week extension for The Sean O'Casey Season, showcasing three of the Irish playwright's most famous plays in repertory: The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924), and The Plough and the Stars (1926). The O'Casey Cycle began performances on January 31 and was originally scheduled to run through to May 25, 2019 on Irish Rep's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, in celebration of the company's 30th Anniversary, but will now play its final performances on June 22, 2019.

Our 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