Podcast #39: T’he Emperor Jones’ and ‘Rebel in the Soul’

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Gwen Orel talks with Obi Abili and Ciarán O’Reilly of Irish Rep’s “The Emperor Jones,” and Larry Kirwan, author of Irish Rep’s “Rebel in the Soul.”

‘Emperor Jones’ review: stay out of the woods

“The Emperor Jones” has a genre– and it’s horror. The play is a nightmare, produced like a dream.

Staged reading of ‘The Dead’

A staged reading of “The Dead” by James Joyce takes place tonight, Sat., Jan. 28th, with a starry cast, to benefit Fusion Theatre.

Laoisa Sexton brings her new play “The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal” to the Irish Rep

Sexton weaves a tale of love, loss, yearning, awakening and abject despair all wrapped up in a big ball of comedy. A wild ride she takes along with the hilarious John Keating as Pigeon, and the raucous and ribald Zoë Watkins as Aunty Rosie and Johnny Hopkins as the brutish boyfriend Josie.

Podcast #36: Lisa Dwan on Neasa in ‘Shining City’

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Gwen Orel talks to Lisa Dwan about her role in Conor McPherson’s “Shining City” at Irish Repertory Theatre Featured tune is “The Constellation Slide Set” from Mick McAuley’s new CD “Highs & Bellows.”

Podcast #32: Ciaran Byrne on ‘Public Morals’

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Gwen Orel talks to Newry actor Ciaran Byrne talks about becoming an actor, and about the new TNT drama “Public Morals.”

New Ideas Take Flight at the New York-New Belfast Conference

Darrah Carr reports back on the New York- New Belfast conference held in June, where loads of NYC’s Irish culture movers and shakers turned up to speak.

“Da”

Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Da is Hugh Leonard’s Tony-winning classic memory play. Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father’s funeral only to find the stubborn patriarch’s ghost unwilling to leave the house.  As Charlie rummages through his father’s belongings, he surrenders to his own memories, both hilarious and wrenching, as the complexity […]

“Da”

Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Da is Hugh Leonard’s Tony-winning classic memory play. Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father’s funeral only to find the stubborn patriarch’s ghost unwilling to leave the house.  As Charlie rummages through his father’s belongings, he surrenders to his own memories, both hilarious and wrenching, as the complexity […]

The Irish Rep Throws A Party

Mark Butler reports on Irish Rep’s groundbreaking in September– full of hardhats and song!

A Step back in Time for some Christmas Spirit

Philomena Connors tracks and finds Christmas spirit in the Irish Rep.’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play” and finds it masterful, even if you don’t remember the film.

Juno, A Feast for the Eyes

Philomena Connors finds Juno and the Paycock surprisingly humorous and a feast for the senses.

What are you doing for Bloomsday?

Bloomsday is Sunday, June 16! What will you be doing? See you at Ulysses!

Floods of emotion in ‘The Weir’

Conor McPherson’s “The Weir” at Irish Rep, reveals dark realms of life and death.