The Butcher Boy's World Premiere Opens at Irish Rep
Head inside opening night of The Butcher Boy's world premiere at Irish Rep. They're running from July 21st to September 11th on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage at Irish Rep.
Nicholas Barasch, (Francie Brady) chats with Shoshana / @bwaySHO on the Opening Night of The Butcher Boy at Irish Rep.
The Butcher Boy has Book, Music, & Lyrics by Asher Muldoon and is based on the novel by Patrick McCabe. It's directed by Ciarán O’Reilly with Music Direction by David Hancock Turner and choreography by Barry McNabb.
Cast: Nicholas Barasch as Francie Brady, Daniel Marconi as Phillip Nugent, Kerry Conte as Mary/Mary/Mary, Andrea Lynn Green as Ma, Scott Stangland as Da, Michele Ragusa as Mrs Nugent/ Kathleen, Christian Strange as Joe Purcell, Joe Cassidy as Alo/William, Teddy Trice as Pig 1, Carey Rebecca Brown as Pig 2, Polly McKie as Pig 3, David Baida as Pig 4. The understudies are Emma Camp, Sam Hartley, and Dan Macke.
Musicians: David Hancock Turner as Conductor and on Piano, Danielle Giulini on Violin, Mike Rosengarten on Guitar and Banjo, Joseph Wallace on Bass and Martha Hyde on Reeds.
See the cast, creative team and band celebrate opening night with their special guests. Photos by Shoshana / @bwaySHO.
Get to know The Butcher Boy:
Growing up in a narrow-minded Irish village in the 1960s, young Francie Brady lives in a comic book dreamland with his parents and best friend Joe, but all that ends when the Nugents – mother and son – move to town. After the haughty Mrs. Nugent denounces the Brady family as “pigs,” a violent obsession enters Francie’s world and only builds as the life he loves crumbles around him. When he cannot fight the dark forces any longer, the story spins to a catastrophic conclusion.
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