The Freedom of the City

$55-$64

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.







Schedule

Irish Repertory Theatre

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