“RECOMMENDED… fresh… genuinely evocative performances…” — Stage Raw
"[A] smart new play…lovingly conceived…takes you to another place and another time with considerable grace and humor.” — LA Weekly
“Highly personal… distinguished ensemble cast whose ability to delve deep into the rampant emotions of their characters makes you feel like a fly on the wall… ” —BroadwayWorld
“… compelling theatre, manifested by superb craft… sharp, focused writing, directing and acting” —The Front Page
“Powerfully written… each member of this extremely talented ensemble delivers a mesmerizing performance, servicing every beat of Fazakerley’s fascinating story.” —Santa Monica Mirror
“Masterfully examines the blending of Irish and American culture… [Playwright] John Fazakerley[‘s] voice shines brightly and passionately in this great work.” —Neon Tommy
“Engrossing… goes far deeper than a mere family saga” —Theatre Spoken Here
“Gripping… good, strong hard-driving drama… a shining example of L.A. intimate theater” — TotalTheater
Thursday, March 26th, 8pm
Friday, March 27th, 8pm
Sat, Mar 28 – Sun, May 03
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
$25 Fridays and Sundays
There will be an opening night party!
Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Ample Street Parking
Special Theatre Info
The theatre has concessions.
Corktown '57 is a powerful family drama about the IRA (Irish Republican Army) operating in America in the later 1950s at a time when various splinter groups had begun to advocate violence against civilian targets as a strategy to drive Britain from Ireland --- and to unite their country. The story dramatizes one such split within a first generation Anglo-Irish family when a British senior military officer, who is a brother and cousin to some, shows up in America on a covert mission of peace, using his unwitting brother to open secret back-channel negotiations with a moderate IRA commander --- who happens to be his cousin. This causes tremendous repercussions within the pro-Irish Republican family when his own father sets in motion a scheme to kidnap his own son in order to gain the release of 200 IRA men being held in detention in Ireland without right to trial or appeal. Events spiral out of control resulting in a tragedy on a Shakespearean scale.