The Shadow of a Gunman

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 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: 
1hr 45mins (including 1 intermission)
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About The Shadow of a Gunman:

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.

Sean O’Casey
Irish Repertory Theatre
Ciarán O’Reilly
Michael Gottlieb
Ryan Rumery & M. Florian Staab
Charlie Corcoran
Linda Fisher & David Toser
Cast list:
Una Clancy (as Mrs. Henderson), Terry Donnelly (as Mrs. Grigson), Rory Duffy (as Mr. Maguire), Meg Hennessy (as Minnie Powell), John Keating (as Adolphus Grigson), Robert Langdon Lloyd (as Mr. Gallogher), Ed Malone (as Tommy Owens), Michael Mellamphy (as Seumas Shields), James Russell (as Donal Davoren), and Harry Smith (as Mr. Mulligan/Auxiliary)
Other info:
Props by Deirdre Brennan
The Shadow of a Gunman Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
January 31, 2019
Opening date: 
February 12, 2019
June 22, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Irish Repertory Theatre

132 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011
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Our The Shadow of a Gunman Review

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