Druid Theatre, Tom Murphy, playwright
July 8, 14
Tickets from $90
Director Garry Hynes
Cast Niall Buggy, Edward Clayton, Beth Cooke, Brian Doherty, Gavin Drea, Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Marie Mullen, Michael Glenn Murphy, Treasa Ní Mhiolláin, Rory Nolan, John Olohan, Frank O’Sullivan, Marty Rea, Eileen Walsh, Joseph Ward
By Tom Murphy
Crossing an ocean and spanning over a century, DruidMurphy is the story of Irish emigration, of those who went and those who were left behind—a sweeping tale told through three great plays by Tom Murphy: Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark, and Famine.
Tom Murphy’s cutting, darkly comic playwriting has made him perhaps his country’s most respected living dramatist—“the nearest thing to a genius that Ireland can boast of,” says novelist Colm Tóibín—having profoundly influenced younger writers like Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh, and Conor McPherson. This major project staged by one of Ireland’s most consistently daring theater companies is a rare look for New York audiences at Murphy’s work and at the Irish people.
DruidMurphy, which can be seen across three separate evenings or in a single day of theater, is directed by Garry Hynes, “probably the foremost interpreter of Irish drama in the world today” (New York Times), who returns to Lincoln Center Festival for the third time. In 2011, the Festival saw Hynes’s critically acclaimed staging of O’Casey’s The Silver Tassie; and DruidSynge, which the New York Times’ Charles Isherwood called “a highlight not just of my theatergoing year, but of my theatergoing life,” was part of Lincoln Center Festival 2006.
Co-produced by Lincoln Center Festival, Quinnipiac University, NUI Galway, and Galway Arts Festival.