Stephen Rea Returns to the Public Theater in Cyprus Avenue
The Abbey Theatre and Royal Court Theatre coproduction of David Ireland's new play is coming to New York.
The Public Theater has announced that it will present the Abbey Theatre and Royal Court Theatre coproduction of David Ireland's new play Cyprus Avenue June 2-July 29 at the Public's LuEsther Hall, with opening night set for June 25.
Tony and Oscar nominee Stephen Rea, Chris Corrigan, and Amy Molloy — all of whom were in the original productions of the play in Dublin and Belfast — will star in this limited US engagement, which is directed by Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Cyprus Avenue is described as "David Ireland's subversively funny and savage new play about one man trying to make sense of a radically changed world. Eric Miller (Stephen Rea) is a Belfast Unionist. He is exclusively and non-negotiably British. But nowadays he is worried he might be Irish. When Eric sees a likeness between his new-born granddaughter and the Irish republican leader, Gerry Adams, his sanity starts to unravel. Determined to defend his family and his heritage, Eric's lifetime of ingrained prejudice and unsettled identity push him to the edge."