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THE DEAD, 1904

November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - January 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

You are invited to the home of the Morkan sisters to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany as Dot Dot Productions in association with the American Irish Historical Society presents Irish Repertory Theatre’s production of 


 THE DEAD, 1904  

based on the novella “The Dead” by James Joyce

adapted by Paul Muldoon & Jean Hanff Korelitz

directed by Ciarán O’Reilly

starring Kate Burton

Gather with James Joyce’s immortal characters in 1904 Dublin for a captivating evening of music, food and epiphany at:

The American Irish Historical Society

991 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10028



Only 2000 tickets will be sold. All tickets include the performance, gourmet three-course dinner, wine, stout & spirits.

General Admission: $300

Premium Seating (located at the dining table with the actors): $1000


Please Note: member discounts are not eligible for this special engagement


Tuesday at 7:00, Wednesday at 8:00, Thursday at 7:00, Friday at 8:00, Saturday at 5:00 & 8:30, Sunday at 7:00


James Joyce’s novella, “The Dead,” describes a holiday gathering on January 6th,1904, the Feast of the Epiphany, in the Dublin home of two elderly sisters, Kate and Julia Morkan, and their niece, Mary Jane. At the party are students, friends, a celebrated tenor, a lost alcoholic, and the couple, Gabriel and Gretta Conroy. Over the course of an evening, there are conversations, music, dancing and dining. There are speeches and disagreements – polite and impolite – and when it is all over Gabriel learns something about his wife that changes his sense of who she is and who they are to each other, of what it actually means to be alive, and to be dead.

The Dead,1904 is a new adaptation in which an audience of 40 guests will themselves attend the Misses Morkan’s holiday party, move from room to room with the actors, listen to the music, watch the dances, dine on a meal inspired by the menu in the novella, and observe the characters in their interactions.  The production will take place in an authentic Victorian mansion, perfectly evoking the atmosphere of the story.

At each performance, premium ticket holders will be seated with the actors, to truly experience the famous dinner scene from within. Special New Year’s Eve and Feast of the Epiphany performances will provide an extraordinary special observance of these holidays.

This exquisite theatrical recreation of James Joyce’s haunting story is likely to be one of the most sought-after theater events of New York’s 2016 holiday season.


A minimum of 35 pairs of premium tickets to The Dead, 1904 will be made available for $19.04 through a lottery system. There will be opportunities for several audience members, including lottery winners, to sit at the central dining table with the cast as they play the dinner scene. More information about the lottery will be announced as it becomes available.

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November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
January 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm


American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028 United States
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The American Irish Historical Society
The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
991 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States

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