DISCO PIGS Extends Run At Irish Rep; Performances Now Through 3/4

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DISCO PIGS Extends Run At Irish Rep; Performances Now Through 3/4

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) and Tara Finney Productions announced today a two-week extension of the 20th Anniversary Production of Enda Walsh's breakthrough play Disco Pigs. Directed by John Haidar (Last of the Boys), Disco Pigs began performances on January 5, 2018 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on January 9, 2018. Originally scheduled to run through February 18, Disco Pigs will now play through March 4, 2018.Tickets are on sale through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.

Marking the 20th anniversary of its explosive British debut, Tara Finney Productions' Disco Pigs had a critically-acclaimed run at London's Trafalgar Studios in the summer of 2017, starring Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter films, My Name is Emily) and Colin Campbell (Dublin by Lamplight, Through A Glass Darkly). Both actors made their US stage debuts with the Irish Rep production.

Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt have been inseparable ever since. They speak in their own language, play by their own rules, and create a world for themselves in which boundaries blur between truth and illusion. Until, on their seventeenth birthday, they discover something more. As night falls, and the disco and drink take hold, they spiral violently out of control.

Enda Walsh's breathtaking breakthrough play, Disco Pigs, "didn't so much debut at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe as erupt there" (The Guardian) and it was awarded both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award. Walsh's other accolades include the Caméra d'Or for his screenplay for Hunger and the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Once. The play was adapted into the 2001 film of the same name starring Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy.

The creative team for Disco Pigs includes set and costume designer Richard Kent (Man to Man, BAM), lighting designer Elliot Griggs (Pomona, Royal National Theatre, London), sound designer Giles Thomas (Outside Mullingar, Theatre Royal Bath), and movement director Naomi Said (Beginning, Royal National Theatre, London).

The performance schedule for Disco Pigs is as follows: Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm.

Tickets to Disco Pigs range from $50-$70. Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office by calling 212-727-2737, or online at www.irishrep.org. For more information about Irish Repertory Theatre visit www.irishrep.org.

IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE, co-founded by Producing Director Ciarán O'Reilly and Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, opened its doors in September 1988 with Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars. The Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage. Recognized with the Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for "Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama," an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the Lucille Lortel Award for "Outstanding Body of Work," the Irish Rep has celebrated the very best in Irish theatre for over twenty-five years, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. Nearly 38,000 audience members annually attend productions at our theatre located in the heart of New York's Off-Broadway community. Once here, they witness the Irish Rep's engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama.

Tara Finney Productions (TFP) is a multi-award nominated, independent theatre Production Company. TFP was founded in 2013 to produce Land of Our Fathers, Chris Urch's critically-acclaimed debut play and Time Out's Fringe Show of the Year 2013. The production subsequently transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2014 and toured England & Wales for 14 weeks in 2015/16 before returning to London's hottest pop-up theatre, Found111. TFP recently produced The Greatest Play in the History of the World... in association with Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; the 20th anniversary revival of Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs at Trafalgar Studios starring Evanna Lynch; and was Associate Producer for Serendip Productions' Ishq at Sadler's Wells as part of the High Commission of Pakistan's 70th anniversary of independence celebrations.

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