Read Reviews for Cyprus Avenue Off-Broadway

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A Belfast Unionist struggles with his identity and his sanity in David Ireland’s new drama from the Abbey Theatre and London's Royal Court.
Stephen Rea and Chris Corrigan Ros Kavanagh

The Public Theater celebrated the official opening of the American premiere of David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue June 25. The co-production from Dublin's Abbey Theatre and London's Royal Court is directed by Vicky Featherstone and features Stephen Rea reprising his starring role.

In Cyprus Avenue, Eric Miller (Rea) is a "non-negotiably British" Belfast Unionist who sees an uncanny likeness between his new-born granddaughter and the Irish republican leader, Gerry Adams. As his grasp on reality begins to unravel, a lifetime of ingrained prejudice and unsettled identity pushes him to the edge.

Also returning to the production from the London run are Chris Corrigan and Amy Molloy, along with new cast members Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo and Andrea Irvine.

Read reviews for the Off-Broadway production. Check back for updates.

Deadline (Greg Evans)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley) (Christopher Kelly)

Cyprus Avenue began its limited engagement June 2 and is scheduled to run through July 29.

The American premiere at The Public features scenic and costume design by Lizzie Clachan, lighting design by Paul Keogan, sound design by David McSeveny, and fight direction by Bret Yount. Performances are scheduled through July 29.

For tickets and more information call (212) 967-7555 or visit

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