The Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Brian Friel's The Home Place, directed by Charlotte Moore. Performances will begin September 27 in advance of an October 8 opening and will have a limited run through November 19 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage.
The Home Place will feature Logan Riley Bruner (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as Tommy Boyle, Andrea Lynn Green (Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote) as Sally Cavanagh, Johnny Hopkins (The Pigeon in Taj Mahal) as Con Doherty, Robert Langdon Lloyd (The Burial At Thebes) as Clement O'Donnell, Ed Malone (Juno and the Paycock) as David Gore, Polly McKie (A Day by the Sea) as Mary Sweeney, Rachel Pickup (Dancing At Lughnasa) as Margaret O'Donnell, Stephen Pilkington (The Winslow Boy) as Perkins, Christopher Randolph (King Lear) as Dr. Richard Gore, Gordon Tashjian (The Killer) as Johnny MacLoone, and John Windsor-Cunningham (The Man Who Came to Dinner) as Christopher Gore.
The story is described as follows: "In the hot Donegal August of 1878, the fruits of Colonialism and the ambiguities of loyalty are tested within the background of impossible love. Christopher Gore, the liberal minded Anglo-irish landlord and his son David, reside at The Lodge with their 'chatelaine' Margaret, with whom they are both in love. Christopher's cousin, Dr. Richard Gore arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: by measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes...demonstrating their inferior place in the natural order. Set in the era of the rumblings of violence and uncertainty at the dawn of The Home Rule movement, Brian Friel explores the aftermath of Dr. Gore's experiment as deep animosity is dangerously ignited amongst the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg."
The production will feature set design by James Noone, costume design by David Toser, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, sound design and original music by Ryan Rumery, sound design by M. Florian Staab, properties by Sven Henry Nelson, and dialects by Stephen Gabis.
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