American Repertory Theater at Harvard University has announced casting and dates for the New England premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of Sean O'Casey's The Plough and The Stars, directed by Sean Holmes. The show will begin performances September 24 and run through October 9, with a press opening on September 28 at the Loeb Drama Center.
In The Plough and The Stars, as revolution sweeps Ireland, the residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that erupts through the city's streets. Celebrating a century of the Irish nation state, this production by Ireland's national theater brings a new perspective to O'Casey's play.
The cast includes Ian-Lloyd Anderson as Jack Clitheroe, Tony Clay as Sergeant Tinley, Lloyd Cooney as Lieut. Langon, Hilda Fay as Bessie Burgess, David Ganly as Fluther Good, Rachel Gleeson as Mollser, James Hayes as Peter Flynn, Liam Heslin as Capt. Brennan, Ger Kelly as a Bartender, Janet Moran as Mrs. Gogan, Ciarán O'Brien as The Young Covey, Kate Stanley Brennan as Nora Clitheroe, Nima Taleghani as Corporal Stoddart, and Nyree Yergainharsian as Rosie Redmond.
Presented in association with Cusack Projects Limited, The Plough and the Stars is supported by McCann FitzGerald and the Boston Friends of the Abbey Theatre. The A.R.T. brings the Abbey Theatre's production of The Plough and the Stars to Boston at the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Set design is by John Bausor, costume design by Catherine Fay, lighting design by Paul Keogan, and sound design by Philip Stewart.