Paul Durcan's Give Me Your Hand, Starring Dermot Crowley, Dearbhla Molloy, Opens March 11 at Irish Rep

News   Paul Durcan's Give Me Your Hand, Starring Dermot Crowley, Dearbhla Molloy, Opens March 11 at Irish Rep
The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 24th season with the New York premiere of poet Paul Durcan's Give Me Your Hand, officially opening March 11, following previews that began March 7, at the company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre.

Directed by Richard Twyman, the limited engagement, which stars Dermot Crowley (The Weir, Translations) and Tony Award nominee Dearbhla Molloy (Dancing at Lughnasa, A Touch of the Poet), continues through April 1.

In Give Me Your Hand, according to Irish Rep, "Paul Durcan has taken some of the most famous paintings in the world, and interpreted them with his own unique, poetic voice. Two of Ireland's most eminent actors, Dermot Crowley and Dearbhl Molloy, take an imaginative stroll through the National Gallery and re-discover everyone from Van Gogh and Van Eyck, to Rubens and Gainsborough, through the unique prism of the author's imagination."

The production features original music and technical direction by Jamie Beamish. Video filming and editing are by Daniel Grixti.

The Irish Repertory Theatre, founded by Ciarán O'Reilly and Charlotte Moore in 1988, brings works by Irish and Irish-American masters and contemporary playwrights to American audiences, to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish-American experience, and to encourage the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish-American experience.

On the Irish Rep mainstage is Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Beyond the Horizon, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly. Read more about the production. The W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre is located at 132 West 22nd Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 727-2737 or visit

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy
Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy Photo by Carol Rosegg
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