Performances of Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock begin March 9 at Irish Repertory Theatre, continuing the Off-Broadway theatre's anniversary celebration of three O'Casey works. Juno and the Paycock is the second play in the series that kicked off in January with The Shadow of the Gunman (which continues performances in repertory) and will run through May. The Plough and the Stars will be the third and final work to be revived beginning April 20.
Juno and the Paycock is directed by Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director Neil Pepe.
Set in a Dublin town that has been torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War, Juno and the Paycock tells the story of the Boyle family. The father, Captain Jack, is out of work and spends his time drinking with his friend while his long-suffering wife Juno struggles to maintain their dilapidated tenement apartment. Meanwhile, their son, crippled from fighting in the revolution, cowers to avoid the new war, and his sister Mary considers her future.
Pepe directs a cast made up of Úna Clancy as Mrs. Tancred, Terry Donnelly as Maisie Madigan, Rory Duffy as Furniture Removal Man/Neighbor/Irregular, Meg Hennessy as Neighbor, John Keating as Joxer Daly, Robert Langdon Lloyd as Needle Nugent, Ed Malone as Johnny Boyle, Michael Mellamphy as Coal Blocks/Vendor/Furniture Removal Man/Neighbor, Irish Rep Co-Artistic Director Ciarán O’Reilly as Captain Boyle, Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett as Juno Boyle, James Russell as Charles Bentham, Harry Smith as Jerry Devine, and Sarah Street as Mary Boyle.
Juno and the Paycock will officially open March 19 and is scheduled to run in repertory through May 25.
The Shadow of a Gunman is directed by O’Reilly and began performances January 31. The Plough and the Stars will be directed by Co-Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and will begin performances April 20.
All three productions feature scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by Linda Fisher and David Toser, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, sound design by Ryan Rumery and M. Florian Staab, and properties by Deirdre Brennan. April Ann Kline and Arthur Atkinson serve as production stage managers.
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