Juno and the Paycock, Starring J. Smith-Cameron, Extends Off-Broadway Run
By Andrew Gans
Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has extended its limited engagement of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, which officially opened Oct. 20 following previews that began Oct. 9.
Directed by artistic director Charlotte Moore, the production was originally scheduled to conclude Dec. 8; performances will now continue through Dec. 29.
The cast features J. Smith-Cameron as Juno Boyle, Ciarán O’Reilly as "Captain" Jack Boyle, Ed Malone as Johnny Boyle, Mary Mallen as Mary Boyle, John Keating as Joxer Daly, Ciaran Byrne, Terry Donnelly, Laurence Lowry, Kern McFadden, David O’Hara, James Russell and Fiana Toibin.
Juno, according to Irish Rep, is "Sean O'Casey's extravagant portrait of the poetically comic and tragic world of Dublin torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War. The gestures of life are often broad, and the speech torrential, as Jack Boyle and sidekick Joxer Daly's drinking and posturing rise to comic heights! When the news of an unexpected inheritance arrives, the Boyle family sees a flame of hope as the heroic Juno dreams of taking war-crippled son, Johnny, and his sister, young Mary, out of their squalid surroundings into a better life. However, hopes are dashed and reality returns as a twist of fate brings their dreams crashing down around them."
The production has set design by James Noone, costume design by David Toser, lighting design by Brian Nason and sound design by M. Florian Staab. The production stage manager is Pamela Brusoski, and the assistant stage manager is Rebecca C. Monroe.
For more information about The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street), call the box office at (212) 727-2737 or visit irishrep.org.
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