Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Laoisa Sexton’s The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal, set to begin previews November 16 Off-Broadway. The new play is billed as a “darkly funny pressure cooker of a play” about trying to get home and how we live today.
Directed by Alan Cox, the show will officially open November 27 and is scheduled to play through December 31. The cast is made up of John Keating (Boardwalk Empire), Laoisa Sexton (For Love), Johnny Hopkins (HBO’s The Leftovers) and Zoë Watkins (When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout).
Set in the West of Ireland, The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal follows the story of an outsider forced to live on an abandoned campsite on the outskirts of a seaside town. “One night, when a lost bachelorette party discover his caravan,” describe production notes, “he finds his whole existence challenged and his home life threatened. During this long night of reckoning, amongst the glitter and the grime, a battle for survival ensues, but in these few hours can tender love save us all?”
The world premiere at Irish Rep features scenic design by Charlie Corcoran (Bad Jews), lighting design by Michael O’Connor (A Celebration of Harold Pinter), costume design by Martha Hally (Women Without Men), sound design and original music by Ryan Rumery (Shining City) and props by Sven Nelson (Indecent).
Tickets are now available through Irish Rep’s box office at (212) 727-2737 or online at irishrep.org.