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The Plough and the Stars

October 20, 2016, 7:30 pm
Location Alexander Kasser Theater
SponsorPeak PerformancesCost$20; no charge for undergraduates when you show your valid MSU ID at the box office, courtesy of your Performing Arts FeeMore Informationhttp://www.peakperfs.org/peak-programming-2016-17/plough-and-stars/Posted InPeak Performances

“An appropriately irreverent handling of a legendarily irreverent script. This vigorous performance…convincingly reinforces the mettle of O’Casey’s great play.” -- The Washington Post

“Th’ time is rotten ripe for revolution.” Set amid the tumult of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, The Plough and The Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by idealism and revolution. The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through the city’s streets. A battle that will shape the country’s future rages around them. What kind of Ireland awaits them? When The Plough and the Stars was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926, the audience rioted. Now considered a masterpiece, this provocative play is essential to our understanding of the forces that rocked Ireland one hundred years ago. Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings a fresh perspective to Sean O’Casey’s timeless and absorbing masterpiece.

2 hours, 30 minutes (including one intermission). Presented in association with Cusack Projects Limited.