Irish Rep Traverses White Woman Street, With Mullavey, Hudson, Payne, Stanley and Zes, Beginning May 7

News   Irish Rep Traverses White Woman Street, With Mullavey, Hudson, Payne, Stanley and Zes, Beginning May 7
 
Sebastian Barry's White Woman Street, about Irish outlaws in 1916 Ohio, begins previews May 7 at Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre. Greg Mullavey, of TV's "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," is among cast members.

The company also features Ron Crawford, Charlie Hudson III, Stephen Payne, Gordon Stanley and Evan Zes.

Opening is May 16. Performances continue to June 27. Irish Rep artistic director Charlotte Moore directs.

White Woman Street "tells of five outlaws led by Irish expatriate, Trooper O'Hara, who converge on the town of White Woman Street," according to Irish Rep. "Haunted by dark memories of a long ago visit, O'Hara leads his rag-tag gang into the town — and into the brothel, wherein he must face his demons. Against a poetic narrative of Irish and American history, Sebastian Barry weaves a searing tale that evokes a time of change and personal displacement. Stories are told, songs are sung, wild boars are shot and eaten, and a train filled with gold is approaching fast."

The creative team includes scenic designer Hugh Landwehr, costume designer David Toser, lighting designer Clifton Taylor and sound designer Zach Williamson.

Irish playwright, novelist and poet Barry penned the award-winning The Steward of Christendom and Our Lady of Sligo. His latest novel, "The Secret Scripture," was short-listed for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Irish Rep is at 132 W. 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. For tickets and information, call (212) 727-2737 or visit www.irishrep.org.

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