Showing July 1 – August 13, 2023
Irish Repertory Theatre presents The Savior on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage.
Written by Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by Louise Lowe
Starring Marie Mullen and Jamie O’Neill
There’s a new man in Máire’s life. But some people aren’t happy.
On the morning of her 67th birthday, Máire sits up in bed enjoying a cigarette. She has recently been swept off her feet by a stranger and hasn’t felt this alive in years, but a visit from her son with dark revelations challenges the euphoria.
Deirdre Kinahan’s fiercely funny and utterly gripping new play charts an extraordinary shift in Ireland’s social, political, and religious life. It asks questions about responsibility, how we respond to trauma, and the tricky question of forgiveness.
It stars legendary Irish actress Marie Mullen (The Music Man, Broadway; The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Druid, for which she won a Tony Award) in a tour-de-force performance. Jamie O’Neill joins her in this riveting two-hander directed by one of Ireland’s leading theatre directors, Louise Lowe.
The Saviour was first broadcast online in 2021 and made its world stage premiere at the Irish Rep this summer.
Deirdre Kinahan is an award-winning Irish playwright. Her most recent work includes An Old Song, Half Forgotten, written for the Irish actor Bryan Murray who is living with Alzheimer’s, which has just played a sold-out run at the Abbey Theatre.
Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers, whose work in New York includes several plays (and one opera) by Enda Walsh at St. Ann’s Warehouse; Deirdre Kinahan’s Halcyon Days at Irish Arts Center; Mark O’Rowe’s Howie the Rookie at BAM Next Wave; and Gabriel Byrne’s Walking with Ghosts on Broadway. Led by Anne Clarke since the company’s foundation in 2003, its productions have received multiple awards and have been seen in leading theatres internationally. Landmark’s 28 world premieres include new plays by prominent Irish writers such as Enda Walsh, Mark O’Rowe, and Deirdre Kinahan, featuring a roll call of Ireland’s finest actors, directors, and designers. In January 2021 it established Landmark Live, a new online streaming platform that enables it to bring the thrill of live theatre to audiences around the world.