John McDonagh will star in his play Off the Meter, on the Record.
John McDonagh will star in his play Off the Meter, On the Record.
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Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the world premiere of Off the Meter, On the Record, written and performed by John McDonagh. Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, the production will begin performances on October 6 at Irish Rep Theatre, with an opening night set for October 17, 2017. The run will play through November 5.

A comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a New York City yellow taxi, Off the Meter, On the Record is described as "a pithy social commentary from New York's most recognizable cab driver about life spent behind the wheel. John McDonagh, veteran WBAI Radio host in NY, has condensed thirty plus years of activism, reality show antics and observation into a love song to the city that never sleeps. From the plight of the NYC homeless to the crazy demands of Upper East Side matrons, McDonagh brings the audience from laughter to tears and back again faster than the apparition of umbrella dealers on a rainy day."

The will production feature scenic design by Charlie Corcoran (The Emperor Jones), lighting design by Michael O'Connor (The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal), and sound design by M. Florian Staab (Curvy Widow).

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