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Marie Mullen to Star in The Saviour at Irish Rep

Deirdre Kinahan’s two-hander will have its world stage premiere this summer.

Marie Mullen and Jamie O’Neill will perform Deirdre Kinahan’s The Saviour.
(Courtesy of the production)

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that it will present the Landmark Productions world stage premiere of The Saviour, written by Deirdre Kinahan and directed by Louise Lowe. Performances will run on Irish Rep’s Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage July 1-August 13 with an official July 13 opening.

The Saviour is described as follows: “There’s a new man in Máire’s life. But some people aren’t happy. On the morning of her 67th birthday, Máire sits up in bed enjoying a cigarette. She has recently been swept off her feet by a stranger and hasn’t felt this alive in years, but a visit from her son with dark revelations challenges the euphoria.” The play was first broadcast online in 2021.

The production will star Tony Award winner Marie Mullen (The Music Man), performing opposite Jamie O’Neill (Staging the Treaty) in Kinahan’s two-hander.

The creative team includes scenic and lighting design by Ciarán Bagnall, costume design by Joan O’Clery, and sound design by Aoife Kavanagh (Ghosts).

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Closed: August 13, 2023