Irish Repertory Theatre has announced plans to extend Joe O’Byrne’s one-actor adaptation of John Millington Synge’s The Aran Islands through August 6.
The Aran Islands began performances June 15 prior to a June 19 official opening in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre. O’Byrne also directs the play that captures the spirit of Synge, when, in 1898, Millington went to live and explore the mystical land on the west coast of Europe. “In the great history of Irish storytelling, The Aran Islands is a haunting and transporting experience built around an incredible performance,” read production notes from Irish Rep.
Bendan Conroy stars.
The staging has set design by Margaret Nolan (Borstal Boy), lighting design by Joe O’Byrne (The Big Fellow), costume design by Marie Tierney (Departed), and original music by Kieran Duddy (Hada to Hada). The Aran Islands is supported by Culture Ireland.
Tickets are available by calling 212-727-2737, or online at Irishrep.org. Irish Rep is located at 132 West 22nd Street, New York City.