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We are so excited
to announce our New '22 Season! As the new year begins, we are
delighted to present two in-person productions, as well as twoone-night only events to brighten these January evenings, as
well as the return of The New York TimesCritic's Pick,
A Girl is a Half-formed Thingon-demand, as a
part of the Origin 1st Irish Festival.
Tickets are now
available for our upcoming shows to members
only*, so be sure to book your tickets to get the best
seats. Tickets for our one-night-only concerts and on-demand
offerings are now available to the public. There's still time to
catch The New York TimesCritic's Pick The Streets
of New York, which runs through January 30! We
can't wait to see you all very soon.
tempestuous Cornelius Melody (Con) owns a run-down inn and tavern
near Boston in 1828. Laden with debt, Con clings to his tenuous
identity as a landed gentleman and war hero and chastises his wife
and daughter for actions that expose the family’s humble Irish
origins. When his daughter, Mary, falls in love with a wealthy
American guest at their inn, Con’s pride drives him to an explosive
reckoning with his true place in the New World.
Theatre planned to present A Touch of the Poet in March 2020,
however the week prior to opening, the theatre temporarily
shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to present
this production on our mainstage after producing a digital production
in October of 2020.
Ireland,1984; Ann, a fifteen-year-old girl, is found dead with her
newborn baby in Our Lady’s Grotto at the edge of town. The tragedy
rips Ireland apart and haunts it for years to come. Decades pass.
American podcaster, Eva, travels to Ireland on a pilgrimage—of
sorts. With her microphone in hand, she seeks to learn more about Ann
and her final days, but her own secret past pursues her. She meets
Michael, Ann’s boyfriend, and faith and feelings intertwine, as two
strangers try to find peace.
Made by God features the true
and tragic story of the 1984 death of Ann Lovett and her newborn baby
in Granard, County Longford. Her pregnancy was reportedly unknown to
all, including her family, and no social services were open to the
pregnant teen. Shortly before Ann’s death, a referendum in Ireland
established the 8th Amendment: deeming the right to life of an
“unborn” equal to the life of a pregnant woman. In 2018, shortly
after Made by God is set, the 8th Amendment was repealed by a
NYT CRITIC'S PICK! "a gorgeously lucid, intimate production...Jenn Murray rides the current of the monologue like a river" – The New York Times
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing follows the inner narrative of a girl, played by Jenn Murray (Brooklyn, Maleficent, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), from birth until the age of twenty with vivid intensity and originality. This character navigates the crushing Catholicism and hardship of her Irish childhood with astonishing resilience and intelligence.
Note: This show is intended for mature audiences and depicts scenes of sexual violence.
A Girl is a
Half-formed Thing will be available for streaming from January 14 -
January 30, 2022; access is $25 for 48-hour on demand access.
*Complimentary access is available
for Irish Rep members beginning at the Partner level. If
you do not have your discount code handy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All other members
receive a 50% discount. For Member instructions, see here. To learn more and
become a member, see here.
Our One-Night-Only Events to brighten
any January blues!
Clare O’Malley, hailing from Dublin, takes to the Irish Rep
Mainstage with her one-act cabaret: a bitingly funny and
heartfelt musical journey through her immigration odyssey from
Alien to United States Citizen and beyond into navigating a
transatlantic life. Clare invites us to join her as she
endeavors to balance cultural expectations, figuring out how to
be Irish in America, while remaining Irish in Ireland. A
whimsical music-filled evening from traditional Irish song to
Broadway classics such as Finian’s Rainbow.
returns to our mainstage in-person to present an intimate
evening of music entitled Love Songs for
the Hopeless Romantic. The evening will journey
from Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” to Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en
Rose,” and incorporate incredible love songs from opera, jazz
standards, and Irish ballads ranging from “Shenandoah” and
“Bring him Home,” to Puccini’s “O mio babbino Caro,” Bocelli’s
“Time to Say Goodbye,” and U2’s “All I Want Is You” and many in
In order to continue to ensure
everyone’s health and safety, only individuals who
are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to enter Irish
We value the commitment you make
when you purchase a ticket and will keep in communication as we
navigate these times together. More in-depth information about each
of our protocols is available on our
website. If you have any
additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our box office
at (212) 727-2737.
Irish Repertory Theatre's Season is supported, in
part, by your taxpayer dollars through the New York State Council on
the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York
State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
in partnership with the City Council; as well as Culture Ireland, the
agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; the Department of
Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; The Howard
Gilman Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Harold & Mimi
Steinberg Charitable Trust, Ireland Funds America, Mutual of
America, The Michael Tuch Foundation, and our many generous members