Showing January 18 – February 26, 2023
Irish Repertory Theatre presents The Smuggler: A Thriller in Rhyme in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre.
Written by Ronán Noone
Directed by Conor Bagley
Scenic design by Ann Beyersdorfer
Lighting design by Michael O’Connor
Sound design by Liam Bellman-Sharpe
Production stage manager Michael Palmer
Starring Michael Mellamphy
It’s 2023. Tim Finnegan is an Irish immigrant trying to make it as a writer on Amity, an affluent summer colony in Massachusetts, where tensions flare between the migrant and local communities after a fatal car crash. When he loses his job as a bartender, Tim gets drawn into the dark underbelly of the island. The Smuggler examines how far one man will go to restore his self-respect and asks the question, “What does it mean to be an American citizen?”
Written entirely in rhymed verse, Ronán Noone won the Best Playwright Award for this gripping, playful, and strikingly original work at Origin Theatre’s 1st Irish Festival in 2019. The 2020 production of The Smuggler was canceled due to the COVID-19 shutdown – Irish Rep is proud to return to this production and bring it to our stage this winter.
Tickets for The Smuggler start at $50 for standard seating and $25 for Greenseats.
Be sure to catch this profound play before its finale!