Irish Rep To Debut New Modern Irish Satire The Windstealers

News   Irish Rep To Debut New Modern Irish Satire The Windstealers
The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its reading series Nov. 13 with Jane Madden’s The Windstealers, a modern Irish satire examining corruption and national character, directed by Kara Manning.

The reading, free to the public, will take place at the DR2 Theater in Manhattan at 3 PM.

The Windstealers will be read by Ciaran Byrne, Terry Donnelly, Sean Gormley, Laurence Lowry, Kate Lydic, Dónall Ó’ Héalaí and Rachel Pickup.

"Welcome to Ballygweeha, the windiest town in Ireland," begin press notes from Irish Rep. "In Jane Madden's The Windstealers, the houses teeter over, the locals walk at an angle into the gusts and no-one’s ever properly lit a fire. When prodigal son Luc Torney returns after ten years to save the town from ruin with a windfarm scheme, he is hailed as a hero. But town lay-about Jacinta Nangle smells a rat. A cast of gurriers, property developers and mammies collide in this modern Irish satire on corruption and national character."

The show premiered at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival earlier this year, where Madden is based.

The DR2 Theater is located at 103 East 15th St., New York. To RSVP call (212) 727-2737.

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