I have consistently been enriched by the theatrical productions I have attended. For me theatre of this quality contributes to the quality of my life. Their relatively humble beginning was also accompanied by talent and a laser focus on their mission. They believed that the Irish theatre tradition had made a major contribution to drama in Ireland, in America and around the world. That tradition, they knew, deserved to be shared in the great theatre culture of New York City with a dedication full of respect, knowledge, talent and integrity. I and thousands of New Yorkers have been blessed with the resulting quality of Irish theatre both old and new in a beautiful diversity of content. This tireless hard work deserves all the support and gratitude we can provide.
For the past several years, I have attended most of the productions offered by the Irish Repertory Theatre. I continue to go there because of their wonderfully interesting choice of plays, the consistent excellence of the actors, and the amazing creativity and imagination of their productions in that tiny space with limited financial resources. But even after years of being impressed with their work, nothing could have prepared me for the brilliance of their production of "Emperor Jones". I saw it a couple of years ago in a huge production at the National Theatre in London; at the time, I thought it was pretty good, but by comparison it didn't even come close to the extraordinary experience that Irish Rep gave us! If this is what they can do on a shoestring, just imagine what they could do with sufficient financial support!
I am of Irish ancestry and really appreciate this opportunity to see Irish plays, often with Irish actors, beautifully performed in this small, intimate setting. Last year works of Joyce that are not often performed were read or played. I have been attending performances over the years and always feel en-ergized by the authenticity of the performance and the sense that they are speaking directly to me.
My husband and I went to a show at the Irish Repertory Theatre during our honeymoon, and it was a wonderful experience. The theatre is intimate, and the shows are of the highest quality. The next time we are in New York, we will be sure to see whatever is playing there. I've remained on their mailing list specifically to recommend upcoming shows to our friends. It's good to know such a place exists.
We have attended many performances by this group and each one has been of superb quality in terms of the acting, directing, costumes, sets,choice of play, etc.
This is the biggest little theatre in town! Every performance is top drawer. Just choose the type of performance that interests you, and have a wonderful evening...guaranteed. Another plus,,,easy parking.
I Love the IRTC..I have become a member because I Am SO impressed with their productions. I Don't know how Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O'Rielly do it. They are true artists. You can't help be affected by their professional productions and their respect for PURE THEATRE. I'm amazed at their energy level. No sooner does one wonderful production close then another is waiting in the wings. Through the years, I Have gotten a favorite actress..Terry Donnelly. If I See Terry's name, I Immediately request tickets. Whatever production this wonderful actress takes her hand to, it is always brilliant.
I have seen the last 4 productions of the Irish Theatre Company and every one of them have been superb. "The Emperor Jones" was incredible, better than I ever expected - fantastic acting! I'm looking forward to seeing all their future productions. Even if I'm not familiar with the play, I will see it because I know this company will do a great job.
Going to the theater here is always a rich experience. The acting is very good and they do wonders in the limited physical space they have.
I saw Emperor Jones in November. It was my first time at the Irish Repertory Theatre. This was an amazing production, with exceptional acting, creative staging, and an overall riveting production. I look forward to attending future productions,