Dearbhla Molloy in Irish Rep's production of "Give Me Your Hand." PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG.
By Irish Echo Staff
The plaudits keeping coming for the breakout star of the lockdown — the Irish Repertory Theatre.
The Wall Street Journal, for instance, has commented that the Rep is “way out in front of every other company in America when it comes to marrying technical innovation with artistic quality.”
Meanwhile New York Magazine’s reviewer wrote, “My trophy for fastest and wisest New York acclimation to digital streaming goes to the Irish Rep (sláinte!).”
And according to TheaterMania, “The Irish Rep is one of the few New York City theaters that has been consistently presenting virtual productions, and this one was a big step forward in a year already filled with leaps.”
Now to cope with audience demand, the company is extending its The Theatre @ Home Winter Festival through March 7.
Amanda Quaid in “The Weir.”
The festival is comprised nine screened performances: Brian Friel’s “Molly Sweeney”; “Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom,” adapted from James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” by Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann; Conor McPherson’s “The Weir;” “Love, Noël: The Songs and Letters of Noël Coward,” written and devised by Barry Day; “Belfast Blues,” written and performed by Geraldine Hughes; “Give Me Your Hand” with poems by Paul Durcan performed by Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy; Eugene O’Neill’s “A Touch of the Poet”; “On Beckett / In Screen,” an exploration of the works of Samuel Beckett conceived and performed by Bill Irwin; and “Meet Me in St. Louis,” adapted from the 1989 Broadway production and directed by Charlotte Moore.
Aedín Moloney in “Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom.”
Each production has been screened once per week during the festival at scheduled times. Reservations for the screenings are free but required in order to access the dedicated screening links and can be made at IrishRep.org. Donations of $25 per show, or $100 for the festival, are suggested for each viewer who can afford to give. A link will be sent to all registrants two hours before each performance begins.
Bill Irwin in “On Beckett.”
The full schedule of remaining performance are as follows. Today, at 3pm “Love, Noël: The Songs and Letters of Noël Coward”; tonight at 8pm - “Give Me Your Hand”; Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7pm - "On Beckett / In Screen”; Friday, Feb. 26 at 8pm - “Molly Sweeney”; Saturday, Feb. 27 at 3pm - “A Touch of the Poet”; 8pm - “Meet Me in St. Louis”; Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2pm - “The Weir”; at 7pm - “Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom”; Tuesday, March 2 at 7pm - “Molly Sweeney”; Wednesday, March 3 at 3pm - “Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom”; Wednesday, March 3 at 8pm - “The Weir”; Thursday, March 4, at 7pm “Love, Noël: The Songs and Letters of Noël Coward”;Friday. March 5 at 8pm - “Belfast Blues”; Saturday, March 6 at 3pm - “Give Me Your Hand”; Saturday March 6 at 8pm - “A Touch of the Poet”; Sunday March 7 at 2pm - “On Beckett / In Screen”; at 7pm - “Meet Me in St. Louis.”