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Matthew Broderick to Star in Revival of Conor McPherson's The Seafarer

The production will be directed by Ciarán O’Reilly.

Matthew Broderick will star in a revival of The Seafarer.
Matthew Broderick will star in a revival of The Seafarer.
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Matthew Broderick will return to Irish Repertory Theatre and the work of playwright Conor McPherson in a new production of The Seafarer, beginning performances March 30. Running through May 13 and opening on April 18, the production is directed by Ciarán O’Reilly.

The Olivier- and Tony-nominated drama is described as follows: "After losing yet another job, Sharky has returned home to Dublin to build a new, sober existence with his cantankerous elder brother, Richard, recently blinded in a drunken accident. But it’s Christmas Eve, and the drinks are flowing as old friends convene for an annual game of poker. This year, an immortal stranger from Sharky’s past arrives, raising the stakes to eternal consequence."

Broderick will take on the role of Mr. Lockhart, opposite Andy Murray as Sharky, Colin McPhillamy as Richard, Michael Mellamphy as Ivan, and Tim Ruddy as Nicky. The production will feature set design by Charlie Corcoran, lighting design by Brian Nason, costume design by Martha Halley, sound design by Ryan Rumery & M. Florian Staab, and original music by Ryan Rumery.

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