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The Plough and the Stars

Abbey Theatre

October 13 – 16, 2016
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents
Runtime: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Direct from Ireland - Limited U.S. tour!
Dublin, Ireland, 1915. Revolution is imminent as violence sweeps through the streets. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the historic Easter Rising of 1916 and the birth of the Irish Republic, The Plough and the Stars tells the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings a new and challenging perspective to Sean O’Casey’s provocative play.

Important Note:
This production uses strobe lighting and gunfire. At times, the sound levels will be very loud. Our ushers will have ear plugs available.

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Insights Events

Oct 13: Pre-show Reception
Join us at 5:30 PM for a pre-show reception. Appetizers and drinks will be available and Christopher A. Gruits, our new Executive & Artistic Director, will be there to meet and mingle.

Oct 14: Post-show Cast Meet-and-Greet
Stay after the show for a meet-and-greet with the cast in the Main Lobby.

Artist Information
Program Notes [PDF] Artist Site
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Additional Information

Media support for this production is provided by WHYY.

This performance is supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme and Villanova University.

The Abbey Theatre's North American tour of The Plough and the Stars is presented in association with Cusack Projects Limited.

Photo credit: Ros Kavanagh