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The Freedom of the City

Off Broadway Play - Drama — 

Set in Derry, Northern Ireland during the aftermath of a civil rights meeting, THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY revolves around an inquiry into the shooting by British soldiers of three marchers as they emerged from the Guildhall.

As the inquiry continues, with testimony from 'expert' witnesses, the play relives the real events that led to its institution. When the police disrupt the peaceful protest, three unarmed strangers, Lily, a middle-aged mother of 11, and Michael and Skinner, two young men, take refuge from the streets and find themselves inexplicably in the Mayor's Parlor. As the three settle in to the Lord Mayor's opulent office, word spreads about the "occupation" of the Guildhall.

The motley trio is transformed into a band of armed and desperate terrorists, a fiction that is taken up by the church, the media, the army, and nationalist balladeers, all of whom use the myth for their own diverse ends.

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Pricing information
$55.00 — $65.00
Prices subject to change.


Regular-priced ticket information

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Listed At TKTS
Occasionally

Opening date
November 1, 2012

Closing date
January 20, 2013

Running Time
Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including intermission.

Age guidance
16

Show Notes
Performances will resume in January 2013 after 11/25/12 closing
Irish Repertory Theatre
132 W 22nd St (6th & 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
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  January 20, 2013 —  February 2, 2013
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By subway
1, C, E, F, R, W or PATH to 23rd St
By bus
M23, M5, M6, M7