Dublin Theatre Festival Plans DruidMurphy, Works by Wooster Group, ERS and More

By Adam Hetrick
July 26, 2012

The Druid Theatre Company's DruidMurphy, Pan Pan's Everyone Is King Lear in His Own Home, the Wooster Group's Hamlet and Elevator Repair Service's The Select (The Sun Also Rises) will be part of the 55th anniversary Dublin Theatre Festival.



Running Sept. 26-Oct. 14, festival highlights include an adaptation of James Joyce's Dubliners by The Corn Exchange and the Druid Theatre Company's Druid Murphy, a trio of Tom Murphy dramas: Conversations on a Homecoming, Whistle in the Dark and Famine.

Pan Pan reinvents Shakespeare's King Lear with Everyone Is King Lear in His Own Home, while Declan Hughes' bittersweet comedy of love and loss, The Last Summer, will premiere at the Gate Theatre, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, directed by Neil Bartlett, will play The Abbey Theatre.

The new Irish opera company Wide Open Opera will stage Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, featuring the 85-member RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Additional highlights include American productions of ERS' Hemingway work The Select (The Sun Also Rises) and the Wooster Group's Hamlet, incorporating the Richard Burton film.

For complete scheduling and line-up, visit dublintheatrefestival.com.