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Full Cast Announced for Irish Repertory Theatre Immersive Adaptation of The Dead

Tony winners Boyd Gaines and Carole Shelley are set to star. logo
Boyd Gaines and Carole Shelley join Irish Repertory Theatre's immersive The Dead, 1904.
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Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with the American Irish Historical Society, have announced full casting for the world premiere of The Dead, 1904, a new immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story. Adapted for the stage by Paul Muldoon and Jean Hanff-Korelitz, the work will run November 19-January 7 under the direction of Ciarán O'Reilly.

Joining the previously announced three-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee Kate Burton will be four-time Tony winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy), Tony winner Carole Shelley (The Elephant Man), Aedin Moloney (When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout), Peter Cormican (Rothschild & Sons), Barrie Kreinik (39 Steps), Terry Donnelly (Transport), James Russell (Shining City), Clare O'Malley (Creed), Heather Martin Bixler, Patti Perkins (The Full Monty), and Karl Scully (The Irish Tenors).

Staged at the American Irish Historical Society townhouse for an audience of 42 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.

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