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Irish Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves)

Schedule

Tuesdays at 7pm
Wednesdays 3pm and 8pm
Thursdays at 7pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm
Sundays at 3pm

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Set in Derry, Northern Ireland during the aftermath of a civil rights meeting, THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY revolves around an inquiry into the shooting by British soldiers of three marchers as they emerged from the Guildhall. As the inquiry continues, with testimony from 'expert' witnesses, the play relives the real events that led to its institution. When the police disrupt the peaceful protest, three unarmed strangers, Lily, a middle-aged mother of 11, and Michael and Skinner, two young men, take refuge from the streets and find themselves inexplicably in the Mayor's Parlor. As the three settle in to the Lord Mayor's opulent office, word spreads about the "occupation" of the Guildhall. The motley trio is transformed into a band of armed and desperate terrorists, a fiction that is taken up by the church, the media, the army, and nationalist balladeers, all of whom use the myth for their own diverse ends.








THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Repertory Theatre, Now thru 1/20THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Repertory Theatre, Now thru 1/20
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2013

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the return of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume tonight, January 2 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Rep, Now thru 1/20THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Rep, Now thru 1/20
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2013

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced an additional three weeks for its hit revival of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume tonight, January 2 (following a hiatus beginning November 25) on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Rep, 1/2-20THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Rep, 1/2-20
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced an additional three weeks for its hit revival of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume January 2 (following a hiatus beginning November 25) on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITYPhoto Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2012

Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City runs in a limited engagement through November 25 at The Irish Repertory Theatre, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Opens Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Tonight, 10/14Irish Repertory Theatre Opens Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Tonight, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with an official press opening tonight, October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY at Irish RepSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY at Irish Rep
by Stage Tube - October 11, 2012

In the video below, check out a behind-the-scenes look at Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City at The Irish Repertory Theatre. Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, this limited engagement runs through November 25th only. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre To Present Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY,  Opening 10/14Irish Repertory Theatre To Present Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Opening 10/14
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Irish Rep Launches Season with THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, 10/4-11/25Irish Rep Launches Season with THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, 10/4-11/25
by BWW News Desk - September 6, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

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