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."
See it if This is a story about the Irish troubles and the IRA and is set in Dublin. Irish Rep always puts on a good show. I am always impressed.
Don't see it if You are not interested in this time period and this struggle. I saw the first production of this play at Irish Rep 30+ years ago. See it.
See it if You're interested in seeing important plays in theatre history. This is a classic.
Don't see it if The Irish accents were tough for me to get used to. It took a while to get accustomed to them.