Irish Repertory Theatre has announced casting for the New York premiere of The Home Place by Brian Friel. Artistic Director Charlotte Moore will direct the production on the Rep’s Mainstage with performances scheduled to begin September 27.
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.
Christopher Randolph (King Lear) will star as the liberal-minded, Anglo-Irish Dr. Richard Gore. Completing the cast will be Logan Riley Bruner (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as Tommy Boyle, Andrea Lynn Green (Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote) as Sally Cavanagh, Johnny Hopkins (The Pigeon in Taj Mahal) as Con Doherty, Robert Langdon Lloyd (The Burial at Thebes) as Clement O'Donnell, Ed Malone (Juno and the Paycock) as David Gore, Polly McKie (A Day by the Sea) as Mary Sweeney, Rachel Pickup (Dancing at Lughnasa) as Margaret O’Donnell, Stephen Pilkington (The Winslow Boy) as Perkins, Gordon Tashjian (The Killer) as Johnny MacLoone, and John Windsor-Cunningham (The Man Who Came to Dinner) as Christopher Gore.
The Home Place will officially open October 18 for a run scheduled through November 19.
The production will feature set design by James Noone (Sunset Boulevard), costume design by David Toser (Finian’s Rainbow), lighting design by Michael Gottlieb (Rebel in the Soul), sound design and original music by Ryan Rumery (Curvy Widow), sound design by M. Florian Staab (Curvy Widow), properties by Sven Henry Nelson (The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal), and dialects by Stephen Gabis (Indecent).
Tickets are now on sale by calling (212) 727-2737 or by visiting IrishRep.org.