Irish Repertory Season to Feature Juno and the Paycock, Starring J. Smith-Cameron, and A Mind-Bending Evening of Beckett
By Andrew Gans
Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre, which was co-founded by artistic director Charlotte Moore and producing director Ciarán O'Reilly, has announced its 26th season, which will kickoff with a revival of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock.
Directed by artistic director Moore, performances will begin Oct. 9 at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The cast will feature J. Smith-Cameron as Juno Boyle, Ciarán O’Reilly as "Captain" Jack Boyle and John Keating as Joxer Daly. The upcoming season will also include the New York premiere of A Mind-Bending Evening of Beckett, which features three of Samuel Beckett's short plays, with direction and puppet design by Bob Flanagan.
Details of the fall 2013 lineup follow:
Juno and the Paycock
Juno is "Sean O'Casey's extravagant portrait of the poetically comic and tragic world of Dublin torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War. The gestures of life are often broad, and the speech torrential, as Jack Boyle and sidekick Joxer Daly's drinking and posturing rise to comic heights! When the news of an unexpected inheritance arrives, the Boyle family sees a flame of hope as the heroic Juno dreams of taking war-crippled son, Johnny, and his sister, young Mary, out of their squalid surroundings into a better life. However, hopes are dashed and reality returns as a twist of fate brings their dreams crashing down around them."
The production will have set design by James Noone, costume design by David Toser, lighting design by Brian Nason and sound design by M. Florian Staab. The production stage manager is Pamela Brusoski, and the assistant stage manager is Rebecca C. Monroe.
A Mind-Bending Evening of Beckett
A Christmas show, to be presented in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre, is to be announced.
For more information about The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street), call the box office at (212) 727-2737 or visit www.irishrep.org.
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