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The Silver Tassie 2011 - Lincoln Center Festival, New York

Sean O'Casey

You can check out photos, interviews and reviews and a video interview with Garry Hynes.

Druid’s production of The Silver Tassie received its US premiere at the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival in New York on July 26, 2011.

The New York run was part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year-long season of Irish arts in America in 2011 and The Silver Tassie was Druid’s third show to tour to the USA in 2011. Other Druid shows that toured the US in the same year included a 17 week coast to coast tour of The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh and a three week run of Penelope by Enda Walsh at the Studio Theatre in Washington DC.

Druid’s 2010 production of The Silver Tassie toured Ireland and the UK and was one of the highlights of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.

About The Silver Tassie

This sweeping play follows the lives of two young footballing heroes from the tenements of Dublin through the battlefields of France, and their return home.

Using all the resources of the theatre including live music and dance, this is an epic staging of one of O’Casey’s great plays.

To read more, you can go to the production page for Druid’s production of The Silver Tassie in 2010.

Druid would like to acknowledge the continued support of the Arts Council in funding the company’s work and also the support of Culture Ireland in funding its international touring programme.

Arts Council    Culture Ireland


In order of appearance

Sylvester Heegan
Eamon Morrissey

Simon Norton
John Olohan

Susie Monican
Clare Dunne

Mrs Foran
Marion O’Dwyer

Mrs Heegan
Ruth Hegarty

Teddy Foran
Liam Carney

Harry Heegan
Garrett Lombard

Jessie Taite
Charlie Murphy

Barney Bagnall
Raymond Scannell

Soliders in France
Christopher Doyle
Gerard Kelly
Elliot Harper
Adam Welsh

The Corporal
Eamon Morrissey

The Visitor
Bush Moukarzel

The Staff-Wallah
John Olohan

Surgeon Forby Maxwell
Elliot Harper

The Sister of the Ward
Ruth Hegarty

Other Parts Played by
The Company and Young Chorus (see below)

Jordan Bolli-Thompson
Lara Connaughton
John Gaughan
Miriam Ward

Creative Team

Seán O’Casey

Garry Hynes

Set & Costume Designer
Francis O’Connor

David Bolger with Vanessa Lefrancois

Lighting Design
Davy Cunningham

Sound Design
John Leonard

Composer and Musical Director
Elliot Davis

Music Consultant
Philip Chevron

Casting Director
Maureen Hughes

Production Team

Production Manager
Eamonn Fox

Company Manager
Sarah Lynch

Stage Managers
Danny Erskine
Noodles H. O’Lurie
Paula Tierney

Technical Manager
Barry O’Brien

Set Construction
Theatre Production Services (TPS)

Master Carpenter
Gus Dewar

Deputy Master Carpenter
Tony Cording

Costume Supervisor
Doreen McKenna

Wardrobe Mistress
Amanda Donovan

Scenic Artists
Sandra Butler
Jason McCaffrey
Angie Benner

Wigs and Make-up
Val Sherlock

Shannon Light

Special Props
Matt Guinane

Production Intern
Sara Cregan

Chorus Chaperone
Aine Caulfield

Trevor Price

Kate Bowe PR

Graphic Design
Bite! Associates

Production Photography
Robert Day
Stephanie Berger


Artistic Director
Garry Hynes

Finance Director
Bernie Harrigan

General Manager
Tim Smith

Literary Manager
Thomas Conway

Marketing & Development Manager
Sinead McPhillips

Financial Administrator
Lisa Nolan

Production Photos from The Lincoln Center Festival

    Photos from the Opening Night Reception in New York at the Residence of the Consul General to Ireland, Noel Kilkenny – July 26, 2011


      The New York Times – 27.07.11
      “directed by Garry Hynes, probably the foremost interpreter of Irish drama in the world today”

      “performed with idiomatic richness by the Druid’s fine cast”

      Variety – 28.07.11
      “Druid Theater’s expressionistic staging of this 1929 play, helmed with cruel, uncompromising clarity by Garry Hynes”

      New York Irish Arts – 29.07.11
      “an absolutely remarkable production…Hynes pulls precise and powerful performances from every member of the cast.”

      The Huffington Post – 27.07.11
      “Hynes’s cast is uniformly strong”

      “Hynes has – with the immeasurable aide of set designer Francis O’Connor – given the play a stunning look.”

      Theatermania – 27.07.11
      “director Garry Hynes’ astonishing staging for Ireland’s Druid Theatre coalesces into a profoundly moving theatrical experience.”


      US Coverage

      The Irish Echo – 27.07.11
      READ an interview with director Garry Hynes.

      The New York Times – 21.07.11
      READ an interview with director Garry Hynes and a preview article about The Silver Tassie.

      Irish Coverage

      Galway Advertiser – 27.07.11
      READ Ronnie O’Gorman’s account of the New York opening.

      Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 – 26.07.11
      LISTEN to an excerpt from the show with actors Eamon Morrissey and John Olohan.

      This page was archived on 28/03/2017 and is no longer updated.

      The contents of this page may be out of date or incomplete. Go here to browse our current site