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The Irish Repertory Theatre is an Off Broadway theatre, founded by Ciarán O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore, which opened its doors in September 1988, with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. The mission of the theatre was and remains:
to bring works by Irish and Irish American masters and contemporary playwrights to American audiences, to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish American experience, and to encourage the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures.
In 1995, Irish Repertory Theater made their permanent home in Chelsea on three completely renovated floors of a former warehouse, allowing for both a Main Stage theatre and a smaller studio space, the W. Scott McLucas Studio. The Irish Repertory Theatre is currently the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage
Recognized with the 2007 Jujamcyn Award, a special Drama Desk Award for "Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish drama," and the Lucille Lortel Award for "Outstanding Body of Work," the Irish Repertory Theatre has celebrated the very best in Irish theatre for twenty two years, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. More than 35,000 audience members annually attend productions at the theatre in the heart of New York’s Off Broadway community.

Irish Repertory Theater Season History:
2009 - 2010
The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill
Ernest In Love by Oscar Wilde
Candida by George Bernard Shaw
White Woman Street by Sebastian Berry
The Irish and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt
2008-2009
After Luke & When I Was God by Cónal Creedon
The Yeats Project by W. B. Yeats
Aristocrats by Brian Friel
A Child's Christmas in Wales based on the story by Dylan Thomas
The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen adapted by Frank McGuinness
Confessions of an Irish Publican from the writings of John B. Keane, adapted by Des Keogh
2007-2008
Around the World in 80 Days by Mark Brown, Based on the novel by Jules Verne
Prisoner of the Crown by Richard Stockton, Additional Material and Original Concept by Richard T. Herd
Take Me Along, Book by Joseph Stein and Bob Russell, Lyrics and Music by Bob Merrill
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
Sive by John B. Keane
2006-2007
Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer by Aidan Dooley
Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton
Defender of the Faith by Stuart Carolan
Meet Me in St. Louis, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Irish One Acts: Great White American Teeth by Fiona Walsh and Swansong by Conor McDermottroe
The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill
2005-2006
Mr. Dooley’s America by Philip Dunne and Martin Blaine
The Field by John B. Keane
You Don’t have to be Irish by Malacy McCourt
George M. Cohan, Tonight! by Chip Deffaa and George M. Cohan
The Bells of Christmas conceived by Ciarán O’Reilly
Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
Beowulf adaptation and lyrics by Lindsey Turner, music and lyrics by Lenny Pickett
2004-2005
Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
Endgame by Samuel Beckett
After the Ball by Noël Coward
2003-2004
Triptych by Enda O’Brien
The Colleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault
Christmas With Tommy Makem by Tommy Makem
Eden by Eugene O’Brien
Finian’s Rainbow by E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane and Fred Saidy, adapted by Charlotte Moore
Let’s Put On A Show! with Jan and Mickey Rooney
2002-2003
Bailegangaire by Tom Murphy
A Celtic Christmas arranged by Charlotte Moore
Bedbound by Edna Walsh
The Love-Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane and adapted for the stage by Des Keogh
Foley by Michael West
Peg O’ My Heart by J. Hartley Manners, songs by Charlotte Moore
2001-2002
Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly by Charles Nelson Reilly and Paul Linke
The Streets of New York by Dion Boucicault, adaptation and songs by Charlotte Moore
That and the Cup of Tea by Carmel Quinn and Sean Fuller
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
The Matchmaker by John B. Keane and adapted for the stage by Phyllis Ryan
An Evening in New York with W.B. Yeats and John Quinn, adapted by Neil Bradley and Paul Kerry
Pigtown by Mike Finn
The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge
2000-2001
The Hostage by Brendan Behan
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
The Importance of Being Oscar by Micheál MacLiammóir
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and adapted for the stage by Joe O’Byrne
A Life by Hugh Leonard
The Irish…and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt
1999-2000
Invasions and Legacies by Tommy Makem
Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan
The Irish…and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt
The Country Boy by John Murphy
Our Lady of Sligo by Sebastian Barry
Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw
1998-1999
The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault
Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
Oh, Coward! by Roderick Cook
The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O’Casey
Dear Liar by Jerome Kilty
1997-1998
The Irish…and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt
Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
Rafferty Rescues the Moon by June Anderson
Song at Sunset conceived by Shivaun O’Casey
Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill
1996-1997
The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
My Astonishing Self by Donal Donnelly
The Yeats Plays by William Butler Yeats
The Plough and The Stars by Sean O’Casey
The Nightingale and Not The Lark and The Invisible Man by Jennifer Johnston
Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis
Wait ’til I Tell You by Carmel Quinn
1995-1996
Same Old Moon by Geraldine Aron
Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey
Shimmer by John O’Keefe
Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat McCabe
A Whistle In The Dark by Tom Murphy
Da by Hugh Leonard
1994-1995
The Au Pair Man by Hugh Leonard
The Hasty Heart by John Patrick
Mother of All the Behans by Peter Sheridan
Alive, Alive, Oh by Milo O’Shea and Kitty Sullivan
1992-1993
The Madame MacAdam Travelling Theatre by Tom Kilroy
Joyicity by Ulick O’Connor
Frankly Brendan by Frank O’Connor and Brendan Behan
Seconds Out by Young Irish Playwrights
1991-1992
Grandchild of Kings by Harold Prince
1990=1991
The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge
Making History by Brian Friel
1989-1990
Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay
English That For Me by Eamon Kelly
A Whistle In The Dark by Tom Murphy
Endwords by Chris O’Neill
Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel
1988-1989
The Plough and The Stars by Sean O'Casey
I Do Not Like Thee, Dr. Fell by Bernard Farrell
Yeats! A Celebration by William Butler Yeats
A Whistle In The Dark by Tom Murphy