Season in Union Square


by Hugh Leonard
directed by
Charlotte Moore

Extended through April 5, 2015
at the DR2 Theatre in Union Square

Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Da is Hugh Leonard’s Tony-winning classic memory play. Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father’s funeral only to find the stubborn patriarch’s ghost unwilling to leave the house.  As Charlie rummages through his father’s belongings, he surrenders to his own memories, both hilarious and wrenching, as the complexity of his upbringing comes alive before his eyes.

Performance Schedule:
Tues at 7pm | Wed at 3pm & 8pm
| Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm
Tickets: $70

Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission

Opening Night: Thursday, January 22, 2015

What the Critics are Saying...

“a worthwhile, well-acted revival… a warm and funny valentine from a son to his late father.” –NY Daily News

“Leonard's writing is extraordinarily pointed, and it's played with emotional verisimilitude by the cast under Charlotte Moore's greatly detailed direction. Any one of the scenes has the power to make patrons flinch.”
–The Huffington Post

"What distinguishes Da is its refusal to settle into established categories, like comedy or drama, like happy or sad. If you have to be haunted you couldn't ask for a nicer opportunity for a lot of fine actors to disport themselves. As the dead they really live it up." -The New York Times

near-perfect… the humor and vividness of the text are front and center.” –TheaterMania

“an evocation of something true in the Irish psyche” –The New Yorker

uniformly excellent production–Woman Around Town

What a pleasure… This production wraps you in the security of strong, vibrant and committed performances.” -Times Square Chronicles

“This finely constructed memory piece is characterized by comedy and melancholy. Overcoming parental dysfunction is it’s universal theme. It’s rendered with complexity, as the characters are often shown at their most vindictive but also with their good qualities that they often repress. The dialogue is crisp and filled with mordant Irish wit.” –Theater Scene 

absolutely superb… Well worth seeing” –A Seat on the Aisle

“praise is due the Irish Repertory Theatre for upholding the highest standards of the Irish tradition” –Curtain Up

Cast: (in alphabetical order)
Sean Gormley Drumm
Kristin Griffith Mrs. Prynne
John Keating Oliver
Nicola Murphy Mary Tate, "The Yellow Peril"
Paul O’Brien Da
Ciarán O’Reilly Charlie
Adam Petherbridge Young Charlie
Fiana Toibin Mother
Artistic Staff:  
Charlotte Moore Director
James Morgan Scenic Design
Linda Fisher Costume Design
Michael Gottlieb Lighting Design
Zach Williamson Sound Design
Stephen Gabis Dialect Coach
Pamela Brusoski Production Stage Manager
Melanie Morgan Assistant Stage Manager












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