Also at the Irish Repertory Theatre, with performances beginning January 9 in the company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre, is the U.S. premiere of Charlotte Jones's AIRSWIMMING. Directed by John Keating, the production features Aedin Moloney and Rachel Pickup (DANCING AT LUGHNASA) and is produced in association with Fallen Angel Theatre Company, Inc. Opening is set for January 13, with performances through February 3.
Co-founded by Producing Director Ciarán O'Reilly and Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, The Irish Repertory Theatre 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. Ms. Moore and Mr. O'Reilly received the 2011 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award from Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc.
THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY runs January 2-20 at The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues): Tuesdays at 7pm; Wednesdays 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $55 and $65, and are available by calling 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.