Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that Artistic Director Charlotte Moore will direct the New York premiere of The Home Place by Brian Friel this fall. The production will be staged on the Rep’s Mainstage, with a cast and full creative team yet to be announced.
“The Home Place belongs at Irish Repertory Theatre,” says Moore in a press statement. “We have a long and loving history with Friel, and we are very proud to add this evocative, timely play to our repertoire.”
The Home Place debuted at the Gate Theatre in Dublin in 2005. Set over the course of a single day in rural Ireland in 1878, the play follows the aftermath of a doctor’s Darwin-inspired experiments on the locals. A widowed man and his son, who are both in love with their housekeeper, are also at the heart of the story.
Tickets will go on sale at a later date. For more information about Irish Repertory Theatre, visit IrishRep.org.