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About Luck of the Irish - Off Broadway

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When an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood of 1950s Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to “ghost-buy” a house on their behalf. Fifty years later, the Irish family wants “their” house back. Moving across two eras, Luck of the Irish explores racial and social issues and the universal longing for home.

“Ghost buying was how my grandparents bought their house in a predominantly white town in the 1950s. The American dream is that you should be able to provide a home for your family. But often, if you are “other”—poor, of color, what-have-you—there are forces conspiring against you. I am more than slightly obsessed with recognizing how race and class intersect—and they always do in America.” - Kirsten Greenidge

Luck of the Irish Cast Members: Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eisa Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Frank Harts, Robert Hogan, Jenny O’Hara, Carra Patterson, Amanda Quaid, Victor Williams.

Luck of the Irish Creative Team
Author: Kirsten Greenidge
Director: Rebecca Taichman

JANUARY 28 - MARCH 10 , 2013


Lincoln Center Theater - Claire Tow Theater photo

Lincoln Center Theater - Claire Tow Theater

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