The Roundabout Theatre Company's New York City premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Skull In Connemara opens Off-Broadway Feb. 22. Previews for the show began Jan. 30 at the Gramercy Theatre.
Directed by Gordon Edelstein, Roundabout’s staging of A Skull In Connemara completes the presentation of the “Leenane trilogy” of plays in New York comprising The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996), The Lonesome West (1999) and Skull.
As reported, A Skull in Connemara premiered in Galway, Ireland in 1997 before moving to London’s Royal Court Theatre. Its American premiere took place at Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) with direction by Gordon Edelstein.
McDonagh’s play, which is described in production notes as the “sometimes bizarre, funny and terrifying tales of life in this remote part of Ireland” stars Kevin Tighe as Mick Dowd, Zoaunne LeRoy as Maryjohnny Rafferty, Christopher Carley as Mairtin Hanlon and Christopher Evan Welch as Thomas Hanlon.
The creative team for A Skull in Connemara comprises set designer David Gallo, costume designer Susan Hilferty and lighting designer Michael Chybowski. Tickets are $55 and are available by calling the Gramercy Theatre at (212) 777-4900, Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or by visiting the Gramercy Theatre box office at 127 E. 23rd St.
—By Murdoch McBride