Errico, Murray, Elbrick, Grisetti and More Cast in Irish Rep's Candida; Walton Directs

News   Errico, Murray, Elbrick, Grisetti and More Cast in Irish Rep's Candida; Walton Directs
Tony and Academy Award winner Tony Walton will direct the Irish Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of George Bernard Shaw's Candida, which begins previews Off-Broadway Feb. 24 with an official opening scheduled for March 7.
Melissa Errico
Melissa Errico

Melissa Errico will star in the title role with Brian Murray as Candida's father, Mr. Burgess. The cast will also include Xanthe Elbrick as the clergyman's secretary Prossy; Josh Grisetti as the Reverend's curate Lexy; Ciaran O'Reilly as Reverend James Morell; and Sam Underwood as Eugene Marchbanks, the romantic suitor of Candida. Candida, according to press notes, "tells the story of Reverend James Morell and how his comfortable marriage to Candida is shaken by the arrival of the young poet, Marchbanks. Both men adore her, in quite different ways and for quite different reasons, and she is attracted to them for their very different qualities. Marchbanks believes Candida has a choice. Morell is devastated by the idea of losing her. They both forget she is her own woman."

The production will feature set and costume design by Tony Walton, lighting design by Richard Pilbrow, sound design by Zach Williamson and Jana Hoglund, and hair design by Robert Charles Vallance. The stage manager is April Kline. The production is co-produced by Alexis Doyle.

Performances will continue through April 18. Show times are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM with 3 PM matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets are $65 and $55, and are available by calling (212) 727-2737 or online at The Irish Repertory Theatre is located in Manhattan at 132 West 22nd Street.

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