Irish Repertory Theatre (in association with the Public Theater) has announced an extension for the U.S. premiere of the Abbey Theatre’s production of Quietly. Written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay, Quietly began performances on July 20 at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Previously slated to run through September 11, performances have now been extended through September 25.
Quietly is described as follows: "Following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, guns were silenced but the chasm between the Republican and Unionist sides remains wide and bitter. Tonight, in a small back-street bar, Jimmy and Ian will meet for the first time. Forty years before a violent incident irrevocably changed the lives of both men and now they need to talk."
The cast stars original cast members Declan Conlon (An Enemy of the People), Patrick O’Kane (War Horse), and Robert Zawadzki (Dziady). Quietly originally premiered at the Abbey Theatre in 2012, followed by runs at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013 and the Soho Theatre in 2014.