The Irish Rep Presents:
“The Cordelia Dream”
Showing July 27 – August 8, 2021
A Theatre Royal, Waterford and Throwin Shapes Production
A Performance on Screen
Irish Repertory Theatre
In association with Bonnie Timmermann
Presents The Cordelia Dream
By Marina Carr
Directed by Joe O’Byrne
Starring Stephen Brennan and Danielle Ryan
Filmed at The New Theatre, Dublin
In a response to one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, the North American premiere of Marina Carr’s play comes to life on screen with the mysterious and tense confrontation of woman and man. When Woman, haunted by her dream of Cordelia and King Lear, confronts Man, their disturbed relationship is exposed. As his protege, she has come seeking enlightenment, but he orders silence in exchange for artistry and concession.
Fast forward five years, and she returns again for one final visit. Will the two be able to see eye to eye? Or will the meeting lead to mutually assured destruction? The Cordelia Dream continues to cement Marina Carr’s status as one of Ireland’s most acclaimed living playwrights with her deep insight into the complex nature of families and how we handle the darkness within.
Irish Rep is proud to present the North American premiere of The Cordelia Dream by Marina Carr, one of Ireland’s most acclaimed living playwrights. Carr is the author of more than 20 published plays, and has won numerous awards, including The Irish Times’ playwright award. The Cordelia Dream was commissioned by The Royal Shakespeare Company and closed their 2008 season at Wilton’s Music Hall in London. A rehearsed reading was produced in November 2020 in Cork’s Everyman Theatre.
Reservations are free but required to access this digital event. A donation of $25 is suggested for those who can afford to give.