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California Stage Presents: ‘Juno and the Paycock’

A History of Irish Spirit: An Empowering Story – January 18th through February 17th

Sean O'Casey
Sean O’Casey

Join us this January during the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Declaration of Independence!

Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey runs Friday January 18, 2019 through Sunday February 17, 2019.

Juno and the Paycock is a play set among the Dublin poor in 1919. Through humor and tragedy, the humanity of O’Casey’s characters is presented struggling for survival and nearly destroyed by the occupation of the British army. Following this, Ireland is slammed with a civil war. Juno’s great efforts to keep her family sane during these ongoing miseries raises her spirit to the heroic.

The play presentation is a recognition of 100 years since Ireland’s Declaration of Independence.

This sturdy little production features a large cast, with strong performances by veterans Ed Claudio, Michele Koelher and James Anderson. It’s a long play — two-and-a-half hours, two intermissions. But I encourage you to go — it will be time well-spent, getting to know this classic script.
— Jeff Hudson, Contributing Arts Reporter and Theatre Critic, Capital Public Radio, review excerpt

Make your reservations now for Juno and the Paycock, opening January 18th and running through February 17th at California Stage!