American Premiere of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, Starring Jim Norton and Ciarán Hinds, Extends Run
By Carey Purcell
The American premiere of the Donmar Warehouse production of The Night Alive has extended its run at the Linda Gross Theater through Feb. 2, 2014.
Performances began Nov. 30, prior to an official opening Dec. 12. The Night Alive had originally been scheduled to continue through Jan. 26.
Written and directed by Olivier Award winner Conor McPherson, The Night Alive features the Donmar Warehouse cast: Caoilfhionn Dunne (King Lear, La Dispute), Brian Gleeson ("Primeval," Romeo and Juliet), Ciarán Hinds (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Seafarer), Michael McElhatton (Shining City, Macbeth) and Tony Award winner Jim Norton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Seafarer).
"Tommy's not a bad man, he's getting by," press notes state. "Renting a run-down room in his Uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm's length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won't let go easily. But together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps."
The creative team includes Soutra Gilmour (production design), Neil Austin (lighting design) and Gregory Clarke (sound design).
The Night Alive marks the third play by McPherson to premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company, following productions of Port Authority and Dublin Carol. His work also includes The Weir and The Seafarer.
Tickets and membership information are available by visiting atlantictheater.org.
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