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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

All Yeats All the Time

Or close, anyway.

New York Irish Rep is going to have a go at all the modernist poet's theatrical oeuvre next month:

The Yeats Project's plays will be directed by Charlotte Moore (Rep artistic director) and CiarĂ¡n O’Reilly (producing director). ...The eight fully mounted Mainstage productions in two cycles will be (Cycle A) The Countess Cathleen, The Cat and the Moon and On Baile's Strand and (Cycle B) The Land of Heart's Desire, The Pot of Broth, Purgatory, A Full Moon in March and Cathleen Ni Houlihan.

The remaining 18 plays will receive "concert readings" in the downstairs Studio Theatre. These plays — At the Hawk's Well, Calvary, Deirdre, The Hour Glass, The King's Threshold, Oedipus Rex, The Resurrection, The Shadowy Waters, The Words upon the Window Pane, The Green Helmet, The Only Jealousy of Emer, The Unicorn from the Stars, The Player Queen, The Dreaming of the Bones, Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, The King of the Great Clock Tower, The Herne's Egg and The Death of Cuchulain — will be directed by George C. Heslin, artistic director and founder of Origin Theatre Company.

The Yeats Project will begin April 8 and open April 15.

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