Irish Rep Stages Da at New Home

"Da" is currently playing at the Irish Repertory Theater in New York.

By Tara Dougherty, Music Editor
February / March 2015

The beloved Irish Repertory Theatre on West 22nd Street in Manhattan has been all but hammered to bits – but not for long! Breaking ground in September 2014, the Irish Rep has begun the massive rehabilitation of its iconic location in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

The Irish Rep has brought over 150 productions to its stage since opening in 1995, but it was always a tight fit. The new space promises a state-of-the-art facility. In addition to adding a balcony, more bathrooms, and knocking down some walls, the theatre will boast new LED stage lighting and sound systems.

In the meantime, the IRT has found a temporary home at the DR2 Theatre for its 27th season to showcase the best Irish classic and contemporary works. Hugh Leonard’s Tony Award-winning Da began its run on January 22nd. Set in Dublin in the 1960s, the play explores the complexities of family life and loss as middle-aged writer Charlie returns to his boyhood home and his ghostly encounter there.

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