Irish Repertory Theatre has now revealed casting for its previously announced The Sean O'Casey Season. Three of the Irish playwright's most famous plays will be presented during The O'Casey Cycle from January 31 through to May 25, 2019 on Irish Rep's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, in celebration of the company's 30th Anniversary. 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. These plays include The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock(1924), and The Plough and the Stars (1926).
Sean O’Casey is back and still packing a punch after almost 100 years. The revival of The Shadow of a Gunman, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, now playing at the Irish Repertory Theatre, was the first of O’Casey’s plays produced and the beginning of his Dublin triptych. Dublin’s Abbey Theatre sold out for the premiere of the play in 1923, the first time in the theatre’s history. This is a period... Read more