“the season’s most exciting international visit.”—The New Yorker
“magnificent“—The Irish Examiner
DruidO’Casey: Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy
The Plough and the Stars
The Shadow of a Gunman
Juno and the Paycock
Directed by Garry Hynes
One of the greatest Irish stories ever told.
A century ago, Ireland was reborn in the fires of rebellion and war. The playwright Sean O’Casey bore witness to these seismic events and dramatized them as the Dublin Trilogy, three great works of Irish theatre, full of history, humanity and humor. 100 years later, the internationally acclaimed theater company Druid will weave O’Casey’s three plays into an epic theatrical event of conflict, national identity and the human toll of war, DruidO’Casey.
Audiences will experience O’Casey’s work as never before: directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes, a company of 18 actors will perform the three plays in one day, drawing parallels between an Irish past and an international present. Watch all six-hours of the play in one day (with plenty of breaks!) on Saturday, October 7; Wednesday, October 11; or Saturday, October 14. Or, buy a weeknight package, and watch the trilogy as single-play performances over the course of three nights. Dinner specials at partner restaurants will be available throughout the run.
DruidO’Casey begins with The Plough and the Stars, the story of newlyweds Jack and Nora Clitheroe living in a city on the brink of rebellion in 1916. In The Shadow of a Gunman, Donal Davoren, Seumas Shields and Minnie Powell find themselves tragically tangled up in the Irish War of Independence. The saga ends with Juno and the Paycock and the Boyle family who see their fortunes dashed amidst the upheaval of the Irish Civil War.
DruidO’Casey follows the company’s previous internationally acclaimed play cycles: DruidSynge (2005), DruidMurphy (2012) and DruidShakespeare (2015). For more information on DruidO’Casey, visit www.druid.ie