Showing September 9 – September 22, 2021
Irish Repertory Theatre presents the Pat Moylan production of Angela’s Ashes
Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell
Book by Paul Hurt
Based on the book by Frank McCourt
Starring Jacinta Whyte and Eoin Cannon
Directed by Thom Southerland
Angela’s Ashes: The Musical is a remarkable story, told with rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humor as we follow Frank McCourt’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, and bullying schoolmasters; money-lenders, dancing-teachers, and charity workers, culminating in his escape from grinding poverty to the redemption of a new life in America.
A haunting underscore with unforgettable tunes adds to the emotional impact and the humor of the story. Angela’s Ashes: The Musical has that rare gift of bringing an audience to tears one minute, laughing out loud the next – if ever a musical could be said to embody the ‘rollercoaster of emotion’, then Angela’s Ashes is that musical.
McCourt’s memoir of growing up in the ‘Lanes of Limerick’ was followed by a 1999 Alan Parker film. It is now being retold in a vibrant and memorable piece of musical theatre. Angela’s Ashes: The Musical will be available as a special on demand streaming event for two weeks only at a special price of $30. Don’t miss this incredible North American premiere before it disappears!