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Luck of the Irish

Mar 05, 2015 to Mar 14, 2015
Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by: 
Tlaloc Rivas
David Thayer Theatre


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When an upwardly mobile African-American family wants to buy a house in an all-white neighborhood of 1950s Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to act as their front. Fifty years later, the Irish family asks for "their" house back. Moving across the two eras, this intimate new play by University of Iowa Playwright's Workshop alumna, Kirsten Greenidge, explores the complex impact of racial integration in Boston and the universal longing for home.

Luck of the Irish is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


Nessa Charles Diviin Huff
Hannah Davis Aneisa Hicks
Mr. Donovan Kevin Burford
Joe Donovan John Whitney
Mrs. Donovan Sasha Hildebrand
Patty Ann Donovan Lesley Geffinger
Lucy Taylor Regina Morones
Rex Taylor Morris Hill
Rich Davis Ruben Lebron Villegas
Miles Bennett Ruhinda
Ensemble Shane Nielsen*, Alice Doherty*

Artistic Team

Director Tlaloc Rivas
Assistant Director Maritza Pineda*
Scenic Designer R. Eric Stone***
Costume Designer Melissa Gilbert
Lighting Designer David Thayer
Assistant Lighting Designer Alex Casillas
Sound Designer Ray Ockenfels*
Dialect Director Anne Marie Nest**
Dramaturg Alison Ruth
Dramaturg Madison Colquette
Stage Manager Kathleen Hains
Assistant Stage Manager Alisha Lemon*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
***Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.


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Production Photos of LUCK OF THE IRISH

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