With 'Transport,' we're formally kicking off our group's efforts to promote outstanding Irish cultural venues and events in metro New York. "Transport" tells the story of the impoverished Irish women and young girls (the so- called “undesirables”) who were deported on The Whisper, a prison ship, to the Australian penal colonies.
The play’s characters include members of the ship’s crew, an exiled Irish priest, and four of the unfortunate female prisoners. With an authentic score by Black 47's Larry Kirwan that features traditional Irish music mixed with a contemporary Folk-Rock & Broadway resonance, "Transport" transcends time, place and character with a hauntingly moving immediacy intertwined with the indomitable Irish spirit and a shared and abiding humanity.
Tickets normally sell for $65, but in cooperation with Irish Rep, we are offering members of The Wild Geese attending that evening's performance orchestra tickets for $40, if you order using our special promo code. The Irish Rep is located at 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, phone: 212-727-2737.
We will be dining near the theater beforehand, so be sure to join The Wild Geese in NYC, to get all the details, and news of upcoming events and promotional prices.
"If you want to see a splendid musical about history, a show that simply soars, see Transport."
- History News Network
"Everyone is start-to-finish terrific... satisfying, and satisfyingly unusual."
For more information on upcoming performances of "Transport" visit "http://thenewwildgeese.com/events/bound-for-australia-irish-rep-cas..."
The Irish Repertory Theatre stages the works of Irish and Irish-American classic and contemporary playwrights, encourages the development of new works focused on the Irish and Irish-American experience, and produces the works of other cultures interpreted through the lens of an Irish sensibility. Irish Rep has celebrated the very best in Irish theater for twenty-five years from the masters such as Brian Friel, Eugene O’Neill, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas and Conor McPherson to the new generation of writers who are transforming the stage. We’re proud to make our home in Chelsea, in the heart of New York City’s Off-Broadway theater community.