I have been both a subscriber and supporter of The Irish Repertory Theater for over ten years now and they never fail to disappoint. The variety of productions is amazing. From musicals to the classics, the array of talent and professionalism is staggering. The intimate theater envelops the audience and provides a thrilling experience. I love everything about the Irish Rep. I hope they go on forever!
What a wonderful theater! This year - Emperor Jones and Ernest in Love - some of the best theater in town this year. In the small, no-bad-seat venue, one could not ask for anything better. Rake is great - never anyone in front of you blocking your view. And...the staff....so accomodating, eager to help resell tickets. YES RESELL. This theater is a treasure. I can't wait to see Candida.
I very appreciate the theater's commitment to presenting outstanding theater and the care with which it mounts its productions. i also like being in the physical space of the theater.
I've attended only a few performances at the Irish Rep and really enjoyed them. I don't go to everything they produce, only what appeals to me, so in that sense my comments may not be generally representative. However, with that in mind, it's a wonderfully small, intimate theater. I've sat all the way in the back in the last row and it still doesn't matter because the theater is so small. The only seats I would be reluctant to get are the ones on the stage itself (yes, they have seats on the stage!) because they are off to one side, and though you're awfully close to the action, you don't see the stage from the front. In the shows I've seen the acting has been outstanding -- absolutly on a par with what you would see at a full Broadway production. When I've seen musicals there they've been very good too Obviously, they don't have anything like an orchestra, just a small ensemble (trio, quartet or something like that), but it doesn't matter because the intimacy of the production more than makes up for the small sound).
We are always delighted by Irish Repertory Theatre productions. The acting, direction, sets and costumes are superb. The intimacy adds greatly to the experience. What the Irish Rep produces on the small stage is amazing – sometimes with musicians! This is Off-Broadway at its best.
I saw one of the Yeats cycle series, and a reading of a play about Yeats, and both were wonderful productions!
The Emperor Jones was so outrageously outstanding that I saw it 3 times. It wasn't only the extraordinary acting of John Duncan Thompson, but the creative set, costumes, dance, music, drums, hums, and so much more, that it brought me back twice after first seeing it. Hooray for the Irish Rep Theatre Company!