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Irish Rep's The Dead, 1904 to Return for 2017 Holiday Season

Ciarán O’Reilly directs the immersive retelling of James Joyce’s story.

The Dead, 1904 will return for a holiday season engagement.
The Dead, 1904 will return for a holiday season engagement.
(photo provided by the production)

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, will present a return engagement of its sold-out 2016 production The Dead, 1904. The immersive version of James Joyce's classic story is adapted by Paul Muldoon and Jean Hanff Korelitz, with direction by Ciarán O'Reilly. It runs November 18-January 7.

Staged at the American Irish Historical Society townhouse for an audience of 57 people per night, the production will travel over three floors of the building, which has been restored to period decoration, and feature a full dinner created by Great Performances.

The Dead, 1904, adapted from the final story in James Joyce's Dubliners, tells of a disillusioned man named Gabriel Conroy, who, along with his wife, Gretta, attends a holiday party in 1904 Dublin, thrown at the home of his two elderly aunts.

The production features costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, sound design by M. Florian Staab, properties & interior design by Deirdre Brennan, hair and wigs by Robert-Charles Vallance, choreography by Barry McNabb, dialect consultation by Stephen Gabis, and music consultation by Mark Hartman.

Casting is still to be announced.

For tickets and more information, click here.