New York | 2h 15m | Ends Jun 21

Juno and the Paycock

From 16 critic and 34 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining, Profound

About the show

Sean O’Casey’s 1924 drama offers a devastating portrait of wasted potential in a Dublin torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War. Get prime orchestra seats for only $55 (regularly $70) when you buy a Show-Score Select! More…

Jack Boyle is out of work and determined to stay that way. He postures and drinks with his sidekick Joxer while his long-suffering wife Juno struggles to support their family and maintain their dilapidated tenement flat. Their son Johnny, crippled fighting in the revolution, cowers indoors to avoid the bitter new civil war, while his sister Mary considers her options for the future. When a handsome visitor arrives with news of an inheritance, the family begins to plan their new life, but their apparent salvation soon reveals itself to be the cause of their ruin.



80
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense, Great writing, Funny

See it if Juno and the Paycock is the most accessible of Sean O’Casey’s plays. And he was a serious writer, highly- regarded in his time.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are impatient and want nothing but jazzy production numbers.

75
Profound, Intense, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Interested in history, war, great acting

Don't see it if Don’t like to feel pain while watching teather

100
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if brilliant revival of O'Casey. He's a genius and the Irish Rep are masters of Irish classics. Still very moving and relevant today. Amazing

Don't see it if if you only like comedies or don't like foreign drama I guests...but it has funny moments too.

94
During previews
Profound, Masterful, Great direction, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a beautifully acted (by all) classic O'Casey play. Irish Rep has done itself proud with such a terrific staging.

Don't see it if you have no interest in Irish history or dislike plays where the actors speak with accents.

Also The two hours flew by -- laughter, music, singing, dancing, tears. The... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see what acting is really about.

Don't see it if you're looking for light and fluffy.

84
During previews
Traditional, Touching, Faithful, Funny, Clear

See it if you’d like to see a strong, clear, faithful accounting of 1 of the great Irish plays.

Don't see it if for you stage Irishness in 2019 is so much kitsch.

Also Nearly a century after Sean O’Casey wrote his most famous plays he has... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are into the O’Casey series at Irish Rep. this is 2 of 3 works.

Don't see it if Family drama, particularly Irish drama, and historical theatre is not your thing.

Also Fine cast, though Ms. Plunkett is difficult to hear throughout. Nicely... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A well-acted classic that brings a part of Irish history to life and what it means to be family with the right touches of comedy and tragedy

Don't see it if Classic plays and history are not your thing.

74
During previews
Entertaining, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if If you like a traditional irish play that is well staged.

Don't see it if If you want to see a light and fluffy play.



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