by Hugh Leonard
directed by Charlotte Moore
Extended through April 5th!
at the DR2 Theatre in Union Square
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Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Da is Hugh Leonard’s Tony-winning classic memory play. Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father’s funeral only to find the stubborn patriarch’s ghost unwilling to leave the house. As Charlie rummages through his father’s belongings, he surrenders to his own memories, both hilarious and wrenching, as the complexity of his upbringing comes alive before his eyes.
Tues at 7pm | Wed at 3pm & 8pm | Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm
Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission
Opening Night: Thursday, January 22, 2015
What the Critics are Saying...
“a worthwhile, well-acted revival… a warm and funny valentine from a son to his late father.” –NY Daily News
“Leonard's writing is extraordinarily pointed, and it's played with emotional verisimilitude by the cast under Charlotte Moore's greatly detailed direction. Any one of the scenes has the power to make patrons flinch.”
–The Huffington Post
"What distinguishes Da is its refusal to settle into established categories, like comedy or drama, like happy or sad. If you have to be haunted you couldn't ask for a nicer ghost...an opportunity for a lot of fine actors to disport themselves. As the dead they really live it up." -The New York Times
“near-perfect… the humor and vividness of the text are front and center.” –TheaterMania
“an evocation of something true in the Irish psyche” –The New Yorker
“uniformly excellent production” –Woman Around Town
“What a pleasure… This production wraps you in the security of strong, vibrant and committed performances.” -Times Square Chronicles
“This finely constructed memory piece is characterized by comedy and melancholy. Overcoming parental dysfunction is it’s universal theme. It’s rendered with complexity, as the characters are often shown at their most vindictive but also with their good qualities that they often repress. The dialogue is crisp and filled with mordant Irish wit.” –Theater Scene
“absolutely superb… Well worth seeing” –A Seat on the Aisle
“praise is due the Irish Repertory Theatre for upholding the highest standards of the Irish tradition” –Curtain Up