Kirsten Greenidge Drama Luck of the Irish Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 11

By Adam Hetrick
February 11, 2013

An Irish clan lays claim to another family's home in the LCT3 premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's Luck of the Irish, featuring Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eisa Davis, Dashiell Eaves and Robert Hogan. The production officially opens Feb. 11 after previews that began Jan. 28 at the Claire Tow Theater.



Rebecca Taichman (The Scene, Orlando) stages the play that runs through March 10. Lincoln Center Theater established LCT3 in 2008 to develop and produce the work of new artists and to cultivate new audiences.

Greenidge (Milk Like Sugar, Bossa Nova) authored the play that concerns an African-American family who may lose their home when an old deal comes back to haunt them.

Here's how it's billed: "When an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood of 1950’s Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to 'ghost-buy' a house on their behalf. Fifty years later, the Irish family wants 'their' house back. Moving across two eras, Luck of the Irish explores racial and social issues and the universal longing for home."

Blake (Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Merchant of Venice, Hurt Village), Davis (Passing Strange, "Smash"), Eaves (Observe The Sons of Ulster, A Behanding in Spokane) and Hogan (Blood and Gifts, "M*A*S*H") are joined by Frank Harts (A Raisin in the Sun), Jenny O'Hara (The Odd Couple), Carra Patterson (Wit), Amanda Quaid (Equus, Cock) and Victor Williams (A Small Fire).

The production has sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Oana Botez, lighting by Justin Townsend and sound by Matt Tierney.

Greenidge's plays also include Bossa Nova, Rust, The Curious Walk of the Salamander, Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land, 103 Within the Veil and The Gibson Girl.

For tickets, visit LCT3.org. All tickets to LCT3 productions are $20.

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Dashiell Eaves, Amanda Quaid, Victor Williams and Eisa Davis
Photo by Erin Baiano