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
The Shadow of a Gunman
Irish Repertory Theatre presents The Shadow of a Gunman, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly, 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 Gunman, Juno 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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It’s 1921, and the Irish War of Independence rages on the streets of Dublin as Irish revolutionaries clash with British auxiliary forces. Aspiring poet Donal Davoren tries to avoid the conflict, but when Donal learns of a rumor that he is a gunman on the run, he cannot resist the curiosity it stirs in beautiful young Minnie Powers…and he cannot escape the attention of his other neighbors. As the rumor grows, the war outside moves closer to home with tragic consequences.