The Scourge

$40-$50

"Death by a thousand cuts" - that's how Michelle Dooley Mahon describes Alzheimer's disease after witnessing it strike down her mother Siobhan. As Mahon relives that time, her humorous and moving memories and rapier-like observations introduce personalities, history, and a nostalgic archive of an ordinary Irish small-town family forced to become extraordinary in their attempt to cope. The Scourge takes audiences on a journey like no other, a beautiful dedication of a daughter giving voice to a mother sadly silenced before her time.

Schedule

Running Time: 85 minutes with no intermission

Wednesdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm

Thursdays at 7:00pm

Fridays at 8:00pm

Saturdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm

Sundays at 3:00pm

Irish Repertory Theatre

(New York, NY)
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the release of How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, on physical CD online and in stores today, Friday, September 28.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
What do a couple of a petty criminals planning a kidnapping in a seedy Barstow motel and a gay, Latino, world champion boxer in 1980s New York at the start of the AIDS epidemic have in common?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Gabriela Estrada will present the solo 'Not a Single Carmen More!,' (Ni Una Carmen Mas!), danced by Ivanka Figueroa as part of a performance entitled 'Mourning Loss/Celebrating Survival,' on October 5, named a Day of Action Against Domestic Violence.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
The Lyric Hammersmith has been awarded a 5 Star Creative Green certification from arts and environment agency Julie's Bicycle for 2017/18. The Lyric is only the second arts organisation, and the first theatre, to announce a 5 star rating. The Lyric has also achieved the highest score ever awarded under the certification scheme and this includes maximum scores for its environmental commitment and understanding.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, with an exclusive in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 PM. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017
THREE PIZZAS, a new piece devised by Tristan de Beer, Nelson Menell and Tailyn Ramsamy, who will also perform the piece, will play The Arena Theatre at the University of Cape Town's Hiddingh Campus in Gardens this November. The play is directed by Mfundo Tshazibane.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017
Sixx is stepping down from his hosting duties to focus on myriad new endeavors in 2018 including his blossoming photography career, television endeavors and the Broadway adaptation of his New York Times Bestselling Memoir THE HEROIN DIARIES: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A SHATTERED ROCKSTAR.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The man who brought us Mr Blobby now seeks redemption by bringing his own, highly acclaimed one man show The Last Act of Harry Houdini to London. Harry Houdini confronted death on a daily basis a?" and his own death, on October 31st, as foretold by the very mediums and mystics he spent his life debunking, is his final act.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with Music-Theatre Group, presents James Lecesne in Eve Ensler's Extraordinary Measures for three performances only: December 1, 2 and 3 at 7PM at The DR2 Theatre, 101 E. 15th Street. Featuring original music by William Harper and directed by Tony Speciale, proceeds from the event will be shared with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
This December, Abingdon Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with two very special events. Scroll down for details!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
The month-long Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival, the world's only festival devoted to producing the plays of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, runs four weeks from January 7 to February 3, 2020. A total 15 events, including seven mainstage productions from Belfast, Dublin, Wexford, and Manhattan and Queens, will be seen in- and out-of-competition. Among the productions, three are American premieres; two are world premieres. 15 contemporary Irish writers are represented with work in the Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director), in association with the Wexford Arts Centre, will present the U.S. premiere of The Scourge, written & performed by Michelle Dooley Mahon (The Eff Word), and directed by Ben Barnes (Madama Butterfly). The Scourge begins performances in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 W 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011) on January 22, 2020, with opening night set for January 23, for a limited run through February 2, 2020. The Scourge is an official selection of the 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director), in association with the Wexford Arts Centre, is proud to present the U.S. premiere of The Scourge, written & performed by Michelle Dooley Mahon (The Eff Word), and directed by Ben Barnes (Madama Butterfly). The Scourge begins performances in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 W 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011) on January 22, 2020, with opening night set for January 23, for a limited run through February 2, 2020. The Scourge is an official selection of the 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival.
by Review Roundups - May 30, 2019
The new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, directed by Arin Arbus, opens tonight!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018
Are men doing enough to tackle the scourge of violence against women and children? The Baxter Theatre Centre's latest flagship production #JustMen, which calls for men to unite and take a stand, will have its world premiere at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for two weeks only, from 13 to 30 June, at 7.30pm nightly.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
It all began with the label. "For most wineries, labels are just marketing tools designed to quickly catch the eye from a store shelf," says Dr. Laura Catena, Managing Director of Argentina's Catena Zapata. "But we had a different idea: Why not create a label that delves deeper and dramatizes the incredible cultural story behind Malbec's migration from Europe to the Americas?"
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
Irish Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Larry Kirwan's REBEL IN THE SOUL.
by Joni Lorraine - Mar 5, 2019
King Productions' THE FACE OF EMMETT TILL deserves witness for bringing the painful truth of this story to light every night.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017
The award-winning Holt Festival has rapidly established itself as one of the East of England's most anticipated events. Festival organisers have just announced the first fourteen highlights for the July 2017 arts extravaganza, giving an intriguing sample of the full festival programme that will be revealed in May.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL, a new play by Larry Kirwan (Liverpool Fantasy).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017
Irish Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL, a new play by Larry Kirwan (Liverpool Fantasy). Directed by Charlotte Moore (Finian's Rainbow), REBEL IN THE SOUL begins performances on April 12, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre and officially opens on April 18, running through May 24, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
When the scourge of rock 'n' roll crossed the Atlantic and invaded Europe in the late 1950s, most people thought it was just another passing fad from America.  But no one imagined in their wildest dreams that this “fad” would also be the force that would deal the fatal blow to communism and tear the Eastern Europe's Iron Curtain to shreds. No amount of Soviet tanks and bayonets was a match for this tsunami. But a young kid growing up in Warsaw, Poland, did know.  He heard that sound and knew instantly this was BIG; this was no fad, this was the sound of rebellion. Hearing Bob Dylan's words, '... But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked,' he knew it was time to kick ass - with electric guitar. Lucky for him, the communist authorities didn't take kindly to his ideas and, in no time at all, kicked his ass - straight out of the country.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
PRIDE is coming to Hong Kong Repertory Theatre from March 16 to 31, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Renowned journalist, author and female empowerment advocate Gretchen Carlson has joined forces with Lifetime for the network's new Monday night Justice for Women with Gretchen Carlson programming block, centering on shows that highlight women who display courage, bravery and compassion in the pursuit of justice and fairness, it was announced today by Gena McCarthy, EVP, Head of Programming, Lifetime Unscripted & Head of Programming, FYI. The block will feature women at the forefront of law enforcement, series that highlight female survivors and specials that empower women to take back control. Kicking off on June 18, Carlson will host the two-hour programming block with wraps between each show, and also narrate the new series, Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol premiering at 9pm ET/PT. The season four premiere of Escaping Polygamy will bow at 10pm ET/PT.
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
WGN America announced today that Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother,” American Pie, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will be joining the cast as a recurring guest star on the second season of the Mennonite crime drama, “Pure.” She will play “Esther Dunkel,” a lapsed Mennonite who is nobody's fool and has been helping her lawyer-boyfriend funnel a fortune in cartel cash through a local bank. When the cops start closing in on the ever-resourceful Esther, she has no other option but to engineer her own escape.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown will be the guest for a special podcast taping of 'LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine' to discuss How We React and How We Recover, his new album.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, will be released by Ghostlight Records this month. His first solo recording in over a decade is a politically-charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family and music. The album will be available in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 29, with a physical CD planned for later this year. The release will coincide with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of Brown's landmark New York debut show Songs for a New World, which runs from June 27-30.
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 18, 2019
TRT now has a marvelous musical journey on stage as a grand finale to their 20182019 Season. Oo-Bla-Dee, written by Regina Taylor, features original lyrics by Taylor and original music by composerorchestrator, Diedre L. Murray. The choreography is by Kenneth L. Roberson and the musical direction is by George Caldwell, with vocal arrangements by Carol Maillard. Ruben Santiago-Hudson expertly directs the production.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018
Throughline Theatre Company begins ninth season with Ubu Roi, opening June 22 at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre in downtown Pittsburgh. Absurdist comedy continues season's theme, 'Make 'Em Laugh'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Following the overwhelming success of #JustMen last year - tackling the scourge of violence against women and children and toxic masculinity - the second instalment, takes this urgent conversation to the next level, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for a limited season, from 17 July to 3 August, at 7.30pm. There are three selected schools' matinee performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017
The award-winning Holt Festival has rapidly established itself as one of the East of England's most anticipated events. Festival organisers have just announced the first fourteen highlights for the July 2017 arts extravaganza, giving an intriguing sample of the full festival programme that will be revealed in May.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
Theater Alliance kicks off 2018 with Idris Goodwin's The Raid, an imagined debate between two American icons. On the eve of the raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, John Brown and Frederick Douglass argue the merits of violence and pacifism, order and chaos, and the possibility of a nation free of the scourge of slavery.
by Maggie Yates - Jan 27, 2017
Last year, Santa Barbara theatrical artists presented projects ranging from kitschy, hilarious renderings of cult-classics to sweeping epics that inspired the community to #SeeMoreTheatre. Your click-votes have been processed! Santa Barbara audiences loved Heathers: The Musical, Out of the Box's irreverent teen-angst murder musical, and Death of Kings, Irwin Appel's comprehensive showcase of Shakespeare's history canon that utilized all the performance and production talent UCSB has to offer.
by Sophia Lambton - Jan 14, 2019
The Royal Opera's new production sidelines the opera in favour of meaningless chaos.
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 19, 2019
Henrik Ibsen's 'Enemy of the People' is now being presented by Centenary Stage Company (CSC) through March 3. The play is adapted by John Alan Wyatt and splendidly directed by Anne Occhiogrosso. The CSC production of Ibsen's classic, yet timeless tale is praiseworthy for its excellent staging and outstanding cast.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2018
Angelo Lopes' Wastelander has just completed a week long theatrical run, in Hollywood. Now, Wastelander is set to show on Digital platforms, this month. The film blends several genres together: action, sci-fi and horror. Influenced by films such as George Miller's Mad Max (1979), The Bad Batch (2016)  and others, Wastelander stars: Brendan Guy Murphy, Jon Proudstar and Carol Cardenas. Indican Pictures will also release this exciting title, on DVD, this March. A preview of the Wastelander's home entertainment releases are available here.
by Kristen Morale - Feb 1, 2018
Directed by Clint Hromsco and produced by John Lant and Tamra Pica (in association with Write Act Repertory), Frankenstein boasts a book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota, major contributions from Julia Sirota and also the help of Sharon Sudol and Cara London. Now in performances at the St. Luke Theatre in the heart of Times Square, the show is presented to a New York audience after being chosen as an official selection of the New York Musical Festival's 2015 reading series. Frankenstein: A New Musical is based on Mary Shelley's classic novel, which just celebrated its two-hundredth anniversary this past January.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
THE LAVENDER EFFECT is presenting a free workshop performance of the new LGBTQ+ play "y2k" by Michael Liberatore, at West Hollywood Park Auditorium on Saturday December 15, 2018 at 7pm. Directed by Jill Andre and starring Mel England, Michael Vaccaro and Christopher Stephanic, "y2k" is set at the turn of the millennium in New York City in the critical days of the AIDS Epidemic during the emergence of life-saving drugs that transformed the landscape of Gay men's relationships and lives.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2018
THE LAVENDER EFFECT is presenting a free workshop performance of the new LGBTQ+ play "y2k" by Michael Liberatore, at West Hollywood Park Auditorium today December 15, 2018 at 7pm. Directed by Jill Andre and starring Mel England, Michael Vaccaro and Christopher Stephanic, "y2k" is set at the turn of the millennium in New York City in the critical days of the AIDS Epidemic during the emergence of life-saving drugs that transformed the landscape of Gay men's relationships and lives.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017
Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with Music-Theatre Group, presents James Lecesne in Eve Ensler's Extraordinary Measures for three performances only: this weekend, December 1, 2 and 3 at 7PM at The DR2 Theatre, 101 E. 15th Street.
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017
On the heels of the network's recent pickup of the Anna Paquin-led drama series 'Bellevue,' WGN America announced today that it has secured the U.S. rights to three additional thrilling crime series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
When the scourge of rock 'n' roll crossed the Atlantic and invaded Europe in the late 1950s, most people thought it was just another passing fad from America. But no one imagined in their wildest dreams that this 'fad' would also be the force that would deal the fatal blow to communism and tear the Eastern Europe's Iron Curtain to shreds. No amount of Soviet tanks and bayonets was a match for this tsunami. But a young kid growing up in Warsaw, Poland, did know. He heard that sound and knew instantly this was BIG; this was no fad, this was the sound of rebellion. Hearing Bob Dylan's words, '... But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked,' he knew it was time to kick ass - with electric guitar. Lucky for him, the communist authorities didn't take kindly to his ideas and, in no time at all, kicked his ass - straight out of the country.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018
WGN America is excited to announce that the much-anticipated thrilling crime drama, 'Pure,' has been greenlit for a second season. With season one of the series premiere slated to debut on WGN America in early 2019, 'Pure' stars Ryan Robbins ('Arrow,' 'The Killing') as Noah Funk and Alex Paxton-Beesley ('The Strain') as Anna Funk.
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2018
WGN America is excited to announce that the much-anticipated thrilling crime drama, “Pure,” has been greenlit for a second season. With season one of the series premiere slated to debut on WGN America in early 2019, “Pure” stars Ryan Robbins (“Arrow,” “The Killing”) as Noah Funk and Alex Paxton-Beesley (“The Strain”) as Anna Funk.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
A instrumental force in the #MeToo Movement and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2017, renowned journalist, author and female empowerment advocate Gretchen Carlson is returning to television, joining forces with A+E Networks to create and host a series of documentary specials. The documentary specials will be developed by A+E Originals(TM), the newly launched non-fiction content development company. The first of these specials, The Brave with Gretchen Carlson (working title) for Lifetime, will focus on how Gretchen's courageous actions to confront the scourge of sexual harassment in the workplace has served as a catalyst for so many other women to say #MeToo.
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
When the scourge of rock 'n' roll crossed the Atlantic and invaded Europe in the late 1950s, most people thought it was just another passing fad from America.  But no one imagined in their wildest dreams that this “fad” would also be the force that would deal the fatal blow to communism and tear the Eastern Europe's Iron Curtain to shreds. No amount of Soviet tanks and bayonets was a match for this tsunami. But a young kid growing up in Warsaw, Poland, did know.  He heard that sound and knew instantly this was BIG; this was no fad, this was the sound of rebellion. Hearing Bob Dylan's words, '... But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked,' he knew it was time to kick ass - with electric guitar. Lucky for him, the communist authorities didn't take kindly to his ideas and, in no time at all, kicked his ass - straight out of the country.