Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eisa Davis and More Set for LCT3's LUCK OF THE IRISH
Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eisa Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Frank Harts, Robert Hogan, Jenny O'Hara, Carra Patterson, Amanda Quaid and Victor Williams will be featured in the LCT3 production of Kirsten Greenidge's Luck of the Irish, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Luck of the Irish begins performances Monday, January 28 and opens on Monday, February 11 for a six- week limited engagement through Sunday, March 10 at the Claire Tow Theater, LCT3's new home atop the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street).
When an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood of 1950's Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to "ghost-buy" a house on their behalf. Fifty years later, the Irish family wants "their" house back. Moving across two eras, Luck of the Irish explores racial and social issues and the universal longing for home.
Kirsten Greenidge is the author of Bossa Nova, Milk Like Sugar, Rust, The Curious Walk of the Salamander, Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land, 103 Within the Veil, and The Gibson Girl. Her work has been developed and produced at many theaters nationally including Playwrights Horizons, the Huntington Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, New Dramatists, Mark Taper Forum, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theatre and the Humana Festival of New American Plays.
Rebecca Taichman's credits include: Off-Broadway: Sarah Ruhl's Orlando (Classic Stage Company); Theresa Rebeck's The Scene, starring Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Heaton (Second Stage); Menopausal Gentleman (Obie Award). Regional: Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew (The Shakespeare Theatre); premiere of David Adjmi's The Evildoers (Yale Rep; Sundance Theater Lab); premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone (Woolly Mammoth, Helen Hayes nomination); premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius (The Huntington, IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards); premiere of The Scene (Humana); Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House (Woolly Mammoth, 2006 Helen Hayes Award for Outs tanding Resident Play); Elise Thoron's Green Violin, starring Raul Esparza (2003 Barrymore for Outstanding Direction), among others.
LCT3 was established in 2008 by Lincoln Center Theater as a programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists as well as developing new audiences. Tickets to all LCT3 productions are $20. This spring, LCT3 will follow its production of Luck of the Irish with the world premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE by Daniel Pearle, directed by Evan Cabnet (June 2 - July 14).
This season, in addition to its current production of the Tony Award winning Best Play War Horse in the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Christopher Durang's new play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Nicholas Martin in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and the 75th Anniversary production of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher at the Belasco Theatre, LCT will be producing the world premieres of The Nance, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jack O'Brien and featuring Nathan Lane at the Lyceum Theater beginning Thursday, March 21 and Nikolai and the Others, a new play by Richard Nelson, directed by David Cromer, beginning Thursday, April 4 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
LUCK OF THE IRISH will be performed Monday and Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets, priced at $20, will be available beginning Friday, January 11, at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, telecharge.com or by visiting www.lct3.org.