Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory
Closed 2h 25m
Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory
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Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

About the Show

Irish Rep's intimate, new production explores the life of Lady Augusta Isabelle Gregory, the grand dame of Irish Theatre. 


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Member Reviews (33)

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975 Reviews | 341 Followers
79
Lovely cake, Long, Well acted, Absorbing, Edifying

See it if you'd enjoy a bio-play abt great Irish co-founder of Abbey Th. 2 short plays included (1st delights, 2nd doesn't). 4 strg actors (2f/2m)

Don't see it if you want a tight script; LG rambles, has meh 4th wall breaks. Sh trim. But fascinating life! Had vision/talent. Friends: Shaw, Yeats, etc.

870 Reviews | 248 Followers
88
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you like getting to know a theater personality with an entertaining presentation, well-staged and acted by a cast of 4 in multiple roles.

Don't see it if you want a fast look at the main character's life-this is a pleasantly paced, 4th wall breaking, review with 2 short plays performed within.

697 Reviews | 106 Followers
87
Bravo irish rep, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like a very well written and performed show about a very interesting woman. Nice staging on small stage and great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like Irish accents or Irish stories. This show is made for Irish Rep and is very well done. Read more

475 Reviews | 260 Followers
75
Terrific acting ensemble, Great staging, Disappointing, Too much talk, not enough action, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in the story of Lady G, a founder of the Abbey Theatre & a playwright. Wish more of the talk could have been dramatized.

Don't see it if Plays in which the 4th wall is broken & information is given directly to the audience is not your cup of tea.

391 Reviews | 133 Followers
89
Inviting, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if only know Lady G thru her association w/ Yeats & assumed her own work probably wasn’t very good. Also John Keating like I've never seen him!

Don't see it if uninterested in a literary coterie that seeded a cultural movement & cultivated a national voice that would distinguish Irish writing... Read more

339 Reviews | 77 Followers
83
Absorbing, Refreshing, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if A bonanza: a lesson in Irish theatre history, with two excellent little known plays within a play and a piece of lovely warm fruitcake too.

Don't see it if Excellent acting by all, with the fourth wall broken and appearances by literary characters including T.S. Eliot, Singh, and Lady Gregory. Read more

284 Reviews | 143 Followers
86
Great writing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Lady Gregory,one of the foremost figures in the Irish theatre of the XX cent,introduces two short plays of hers, mixed w scenes of her life*

Don't see it if you don't like plays in vernacular. Strongly recommended to read plays on line in advance:"The Workhouse Ward" & "McDonough's Wife" Read more

295 Reviews | 74 Followers
86
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Entertaining, interesting and educational play of the life of Lady G which includes two short plays. Wonderful acting as well

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy irish-based plays. Another winner for the Irish Repertory Theater highly recommended.

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatermania
February 19th, 2020

"Introducing Lady Augusta Gregory to a New Generation in 'Lady G': Ciarán O'Reilly's celebration of the seminal Irish literary figure premieres at Irish Repertory Theatre."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 19th, 2020

"The show could use a bit of trimming, but everyone's heart is in the right place and, ultimately, 'Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory' shines a warm glow on an overlooked playwright, producer, and nurturer of the greatest writers of the Irish Renaissance."
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TheaterScene.net
February 20th, 2020

"Ciarán O'Reilly is throwing a good old-fashioned Irish wake, with poems, songs, and a slice of barmbrack (Irish sweet bread) for each of the lucky attendees. It's a charming and touching tribute to a woman whose literary efforts are usually far less appreciated, unfortunately, than her advocacy."
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CurtainUp
February 20th, 2020

"A fascinating study of the unforgettable Lady Gregory. Too bad the grande dame isn't alive to see it for herself."
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