Irish Repertory Theatre extends its anniversary production of The O'Casey Cycle—three plays by celebrated Irish playwright Sean O'Casey—an additional four weeks Off-Broadway. Originally scheduled to run in repertory through May 25, the three revivals will now continue through June 22.
The O'Casey Cycle launched in January with The Shadow of a Gunman, directed by Producing Director Ciarán O’Reilly. The second play in the series, Juno and the Paycock, directed by Neil Pepe and starring Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett Juno Boyle, began March 9.
Both works are currently playing in repertory on Irish Rep's mainstage and will be joined by the third and final play in the series, The Plough and the Stars, directed by Irish Rep's Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, beginning April 20.
On Saturday June 15 and Saturday June 22, all three plays will be performed in one day and will be presented in order of their historical settings. Dubbed Dublin Saturdays, the event will begin with The Plough and the Stars (1916—The Easter Rising) at 11 AM, followed by The Shadow of a Gunman (1921—The Irish War of Independence) at 3:30 PM, and will conclude with Juno and the Paycock, (1922—the Irish Civil War) at 8 PM.
In addition to the three productions, Irish Rep's O'Casey Cycle features additional programming including panel discussions (May 9 and 23), a screening of the documentary exploring the playwright's life and work, Under a Colored Cap (May 13), and a musical tribute (May 4 and 5).
For more information and the complete line up, visit IrishRep.org.