In Performance: Ciaran Hinds in Atlantic Theater Company's THE NIGHT ALIVE
This week's New York Times In Performance video features Ciarán Hinds in a scene from Conor McPherson's new play "The Night Alive," a dark comedy which follows group of Dubliners whose live become entangled in strange ways in the rundown home of Tommy (Ciaran Hinds). Click here to watch the featured video in which Tommy explains a recent encounter he had with a well-dressed boxer.
Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of THE NIGHT ALIVE, written and directed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson. The limited run plays through Sunday, January 26, 2014. Opening was last ninght and you can check out phtoos from the special event below!
This limited engagement follows a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, where the play received its world premiere earlier this year. THE NIGHT ALIVE features the celebrated ensemble cast direct from the Donmar Warehouseproduction: Caoilfhionn Dunne, Brian Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Michael McElhatton and Tony Award winnerJim Norton.
In THE NIGHT ALIVE, Tommy's not a bad man. He's getting by - renting a run-down room in his Uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm's length, and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their pasts won't let go easily. But together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.
This American premiere of the Donmar Warehouse production, presented by the Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director), transfers with the original cast. The production is designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Neil Austin and sound design by Gregory Clarke.