Leenya Rideout's Wild Abandon Begins at Irish Rep

Off-Broadway News   Leenya Rideout's Wild Abandon Begins at Irish Rep
The new solo play with music begins performances September 19 in the downstairs theatre.
Leenya Rideout
Leenya Rideout

Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Wild Abandon begins September 19 in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Stage. The new solo play with music is created and performed by actor, playwright, and musician Leenya Rideout (War Horse, Cyrano de Bergerac, Cabaret).

Wild Abandon Key Art

The play, which also features artwork by Rideout's mother Lynn Rideout, examines the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in which both women are artists.

Wild Abandon is directed by Lisa Rothe (Hold These Truths). The production will officially open September 24, and is scheduled through October 21.


In Wild Abandon, Rideout finds herself stuck in a Long Island pub during a snowstorm, separated from her Irish rock band. Dusting off her original songs, she revisits stories of love, humor, and heartache, which all seem to invoke thoughts of her mother, Lynn, a reluctant stage mom and a church lady full of mixed messages.

The production features scenic and costume design by Narelle Sissons (Downstairs), lighting design by Mike Baldassari (Children of a Lesser God), and sound design by Brendan Aanes (Fire in Dreamland).

For tickets and more information visit IrishRep.org.

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