Our annual gala performance, originally scheduled for June 8, has been postponed, but the celebration will continue with a free screening of our newly-digitized 1998 production of Frank McCourt's The Irish...and How They Got That Way with added behind the scenes insights from Ellen McCourt and Malachy McCourt and other Irish Rep insiders.
WHEN: June 8 at 7pm EDT. VIP Pre-Show Celebration at 6pm EDT* The event will the be available to stream on demand through June 14, 2020 only.
WHERE: Zoom; Irish Rep’s YouTube channel
FEE: The screening is free—but a private pre-show reception on Zoom will be available for VIP guests and supporters, featuring a live performance by Ciarán Sheehan and conversations with the cast and creatives. VIP tickets are available now. VIP and pre-event tickets starting at $500 are available now!
Reservations are not required.
Featuring Frank McCourt's The Irish...and How They Got That Way
By Frank McCourt
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Arrangements and Musical Direction by Rusty Magee
With Terry Donnelly, Marian Tomas Griffin, Rusty Magee, Ciarán O’Reilly, and Ciarán Sheehan
Join us for a special screening of the 1998 Irish Rep World Premiere production of The Irish…and How They Got That Way by Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt, with new video from the people behind the scenes of this special production.
The Irish…and How They Got That Way is an irreverent history of the Irish through the tumultuous 20th and 21st centuries through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Frank McCourt. His razor sharp wit, coupled with his trademark bitter irony and his boundless love for the Irish people are all underscored by glorious music extending all the way from the auld Irish folk ballades; through George M. Cohan’s patriotic love songs to America; to World War II standards sung in movies, USOs and foxholes all over the world.
A private Zoom pre-show reception for VIP guests and supporters featuring a live performance by Ciarán Sheehan and live conversations with the cast and creatives is available.