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Irish Rep Announces New York Premiere of WOMAN AND SCARECROW

Irish Rep Announces New York Premiere of WOMAN AND SCARECROW

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of WOMAN AND SCARECROW by Marina Carr(The Mai, By the Bog of Cats). Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly (The Seafarer), WOMAN AND SCARECROW begins performances on May 9, 2018 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the W. Scott McLucas Studio Stage, with an opening night set for May 20, and will run through June 24, 2018. Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.

'It's a terrible state of affairs to arrive at the close of your life and realise you've nothing to confess ...though, I suppose I committed the greatest sin of all... I refused to be happy'

Woman is dying. Mother to eight children and wife to an unfaithful husband, she is living her final hours with Scarecrow, her alter ego - her closest confident and greatest critic - as death noisily interrupts from the sidelines. Together, the women revisit her life with biting humor and brutal honesty. WOMAN AND SCARECROW is a fierce, passionate, and moving lament for a life half-lived.

Irish Repertory Theatre is proud to present the New York premiere of WOMAN AND SCARECROW by Marina Carr, one of Ireland's most acclaimed living playwrights. Carr is the author of more than 20 published plays, and has won numerous awards, including The Irish Times' playwright award, the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2017 Windham Campbell prize. Woman and Scarecrow premiered at The Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2006. It is Carr's first work to be performed at Irish Repertory Theatre.

The cast of WOMAN AND SCARECROW will feature Stephanie Roth Haberle (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as "Woman," Pamela Gray ("The Sinner") as "Scarecrow," Aidan Redmond (The Cripple of Inishmaan) as "Him," and Jill Tanner (The Traveling Lady) as "Aunty Ah."

WOMAN AND SCARECROW will feature set design by Charlie Corcoran (The Seafarer) costume design by Whitney Locher (The Emperor Jones), lighting design by Michael Gottlieb (Three Small Irish Masterpieces), and sound design & original music by Ryan Rumery (Admissions).

The performance schedule for WOMAN AND SCARECROW 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 WOMAN AND SCARECROW are available for $50. Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office by calling 212-727-2737, or online at www.irishrep.org.

Currently on the W. Scott McLucas Studio Stage is THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES, featuring three of Ireland's most beloved one-act plays: The Pot of Broth by William Butler Yeats & Lady Gregory; The Rising of the Moon by Lady Gregory; and Riders to the Sea by John Millington Synge. Directed by Charlotte Moore (It's A Wonderful Life), THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES began performances on March 2 and will run through April 22, 2018. Starting performances March 30, 2018 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage is THE SEAFARER by Conor McPherson. Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly (The Emperor Jones) and starring Matthew Broderick (Shining City), THE SEAFARER will open on April 18 and run through May 13, 2018.

For more information about Irish Repertory Theatre visit www.irishrep.org.

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