Errico, Murray, O'Reilly and Underwood Star in Irish Rep's Candida, Starting Feb. 24 in NYC

News   Errico, Murray, O'Reilly and Underwood Star in Irish Rep's Candida, Starting Feb. 24 in NYC
 
Irish Repertory Theatre's Candida, George Bernard Shaw's comedy about a preacher's wife pulled between the pulpit and a poet, begins Feb. 24 in an Off-Broadway staging that stars Melissa Errico, Brian Murray and Ciaran O'Reilly.
Melissa Errico
Melissa Errico

Tony and Academy Award winner Tony Walton directs the new production, which will open March 7.

Errico (Broadway's High Society, Amour, White Christmas) stars in the title role, with Murray (The Crucible) as Candida's father, Mr. Burgess; Irish Rep managing director O'Reilly as Reverend James Morell; Sam Underwood as Eugene Marchbanks, the romantic suitor of Candida; Xanthe Elbrick as the clergyman's secretary Prossy; and Josh Grisetti as the Reverend's curate Lexy.

Candida, according to Irish Rep notes, "tells the story of Reverend James Morell and how his comfortable marriage to Candida is shaken by the arrival of the young poet, Marchbanks. Both men adore her, in quite different ways and for quite different reasons, and she is attracted to them for their very different qualities. Marchbanks believes Candida has a choice. Morell is devastated by the idea of losing her. They both forget she is her own woman."

The production also features set and costume design by Tony Walton, lighting design by Richard Pilbrow, sound design by Zach Williamson and Jana Hoglund, and hair design by Robert Charles Vallance. The stage manager is April Kline. The production is co-produced by Alexis Doyle.

Performances will continue through April 18. Show times are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM with 3 PM matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Irish Repertory Theatre is located in Manhattan at 132 West 22nd Street. Tickets are $65 and $55, and are available by calling (212) 727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.

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