New York | In Previews: Opens Apr 30

The Plough and the Stars

From 3 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining

About the show

O’Casey's 1926 drama centers a young woman who fights to keep her family afloat, as Ireland stands on the brink of revolution. Get prime orchestra seats for only $55 (regularly $70) when you buy a Show-Score Select!  More…

Nora Clitheroe tries to keep her husband Jack from the revolutionary fervor sweeping through Dublin. But Jack becomes a Commandant in the Irish Citizen Army, and when the Easter Rising of 1916 begins, he leaves a pregnant Nora to help lead the fight. The disparate, quarrelsome tenement residents are forced to shelter together as urban warfare makes their home nearly as treacherous as the streets. Passions and ideals rise and converge, but in the end, loss and devastation triumph over the promise of a new Ireland.

"The Plough and the Stars" is being presented in repertory along with the other two plays of Sean O’Casey’s "Dublin Trilogy" ("Juno and the Paycock" and "The Shadow of a Gunman") as Irish Rep’s "O’Casey Cycle."

“The Plough and the Stars” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

During previews
Amazing set design, Diction needs work, I had trouble understanding some of the actors, Great acting

See it if You're interested in Irish history and all the tragedy that encompasses.

Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy.

Also True to its name, the Irish Rep is doing three Sean O'Casey plays in r... Read more Read less

During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You want to see a show with excellent acting written by a classic writer.

Don't see it if You want a production that is easy to understand. The Irish accents were too thick.

During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like Sean o Casey plays, then you'll love it

Don't see it if Its a dark period in Ireland's history

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