Quietly to Be Coproduced by Irish Rep and the Public Theater
Owen McCafferty's historical play will make its U.S. premiere.
Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with the Public Theater will present the U.S. premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of Quietly, written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay. Performances will run from July 20-September 11 at the newly renovated Irish Repertory Theatre.
The play is described as follows: "Following the 1999 Easter Peace Accord, 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 production will star 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.
The creative team will feature feature scenic design by Alyson Cummins, costume design by Catherine Fay, lighting design by Sinéad McKenna, sound design by Philip Stewart, and fight direction by Donal O'Farrell.