Dublin Carol, the play by Irish writer Conor McPherson which has been variously promised for Broadway, Off-Broadway and Primary Stages in the past, will be presented by the Atlantic Theater Company next season, the New York Times reported. McPherson himself will direct and, in an unusual arrangement, commerical Broadway producer David Richenthal will produce.
The play is a three-character drama and has been previously staged at London's Royal Court.
Other McPherson plays to reach New York are St. Nicholas and This Lime Tree Bower, both at Primary Stages; The Good Thief, presented by the Keen Company; and The Weir, on Broadway.
Also on the Atlantic's schedule for the next season, according to the Times, is the only play George S. Kaufman ever wrote by himself: 1925's Butter and Egg Man." David Pittu will direct.
The Atlantic is currently presenting Daniel Eric Gold, Larry Keith, Mary McCann, Chris Messina, Thomas Jay Ryan and Ralph Waite in This Thing of Darkness, the new drama co-written by Craig Lucas and David Schuler. —Robert Simonson