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Irish Repertory Theatre Announces a Pair of Special Events

A play reading and concert from violinist Gregory Harrington join the theater's season lineup.

Violinist Gregory Harrington will perform at the Irish Repertory Theatre on May 1.
(© photo provided by Matt Ross Public Relations)

The Irish Repertory Theatre announced today two upcoming special events, beginning with a reading of Rise Above: The Letters of Tyrone Guthrie on April 24 at 7pm. Read by the author, Irish scholar and former theatrical director Christopher Fitz-Simon (The Boys), Rise Above is a selection of private letters that offer a glimpse into the vision of celebrated theatrical director Tyrone Guthrie and his celebrated colleagues — among them the Oliviers, Alec Guinness, Benjamin Britten, Thornton Wilder, Leonard Bernstein, Ruth Gordon, and more. The reading will take place in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre.

On May 1 at 7pm, Irish Rep will present a concert performance of Gregory Harrington & Friends. Gregory Harrington, a Dublin violinist, returns to the Irish Rep stage with two talented cellists, Eleanor Norton and Jay Tilton, for an evening that will journey from Bach to Dave Brubek, and incorporate songs and works by Johnny Cash, Glen Hansard, Philip Glass, Frank Sinatra, among others. Gregory Harrington & Friends will be presented on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage.

Cofounded by producing director Ciarán O'Reilly and artistic director Charlotte Moore, the Irish Repertory Theatre opened its doors in September 1988 with Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars. The Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theater company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish-American works to the stage.

For tickets to Rise Above: The Letters of Tyrone Guthrie, click here.

For tickets to Gregory Harrington & Friends, click here.