Performances begin Feb. 7, 2014, prior to an official opening Feb. 16, and continue through April 6 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage.
" Transport follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century," press notes state.
Directed and designed by Tony, Oscar and Emmy Winner Tony Walton ( Pippin, The House of Blue Leaves), Transport features a book by Keneally and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan ( Liverpool Fantasy). Choreography is by Barry McNabb ( Finian's Rainbow). Casting will be announced at a later date.
The creative team includes Walton (set design), Linda Fisher (costume design) and Richard Pilbrow (lighting design). The production stage manager is Christine Lemme.
For more information, visit irishrep.org.