Written and Directed by John Breen
With Ed Malone, Rob McDermott, David O’Hara, Henry Raber, and Sarah Street
On October 31, 1978, a small Irish rugby team faced off against the New Zealand All Blacks, rightly considered one of the best rugby teams in history. Ireland was in the grip of a terrible recession and war was waging in Northern Ireland, and this scrappy team from Munster’s surprise victory rocked the island.
Award-winning Irish playwright/director John Breen revisits this David vs. Goliath story that captured and entranced Irish people everywhere. Six actors playing 62 characters recreate this dynamic sporting event in a performance that The Stage called “poetic and exceptional.”
Gyre and Gimble Productions have produced theater and television in Ireland for 10 years. This is their first New York production.
This city wide extravaganza of Irish culture is now celebrating its 11th year. Origin's 1st Irish has launched the work of more than 200 Irish playwrights and continues to wow audiences with its dynamic presentations from Ireland's most vital voices at work today. Experience main stage productions, dynamic conversations, new work readings, literary events, documentaries, festival award ceremony and much more as they celebrate Ireland's most innovative artists.
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“A small play with a big, unaffected heart, staged with considerable verve” - The Guardian