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Belfast Girls

Opening Date: May 11, 2022

Closing Date: Jun 26, 2022

Belfast Girls
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Playing @

Irish Repertory Theatre

132 W 22nd St New York, NY 10011

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1850, on board a ship bound from Belfast to Sydney. Five young women seek to become “mistresses of their own destiny.” But some find they cannot escape the nightmare of the lives they are leaving behind. As they draw nearer to the promised land, their connection to the past grows ever more powerful, eliciting rage, love, despair, and above all, hope.

In the late 1840s, men largely outnumbered women in Australia, and there were not enough people entering the labor force. At the same time, the Great Famine in Ireland had left many young women destitute, with thousands in workhouses. Amid these social crises, Earl Grey, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, arranged to kill two birds with one stone by sending “morally pure” girls aged 14-18 to Australia through the Female Orphan Emigration Scheme. All told, between 1848 and 1850, 4,114 girls voluntarily boarded 20 ships to make the four-month journey and start new lives in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne.

COVID Safety Information:
You’ll need to provide proof that you are at least two weeks past your full vaccination and have a photo ID.
All guests must wear a properly fitting approved face mask over their nose and mouth at all times in the theatre, even while in their seats.
We strongly encourage audience members to use a surgical mask, KN95 or N95 mask and will provide approved masks upon request.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Performance Schedule:

WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS @ 3 & 8 PM
THURSDAYS @ 7 PM
FRIDAYS @ 8 PM
SUNDAYS @ 3 PM

*There will not be a matinee performance on Wednesday, May 18 at 3pm. There will be an additional preview performance on Tuesday, May 17 at 7pm.

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not available for this show

Listed atTKTS

Never

Full-price tickets

$25 - $70

Accessibility:

Box Office

The box office is in the lobby and the counter is wheelchair accessible.

Parking

On 22nd street between 5th & 6th Avenues and between 7th & 8th Avenues and on 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Curb Ramps

There are no curb ramps. Call th theatre in advandced and they will put out a portable ramp.

Directions Bus

M23, M5, M6, M7

Restroom

There are two wheel chair accessible restrooms.

Directions Subway

1, C, E, F, R, W or PATH to 23rd St

Elevator\Escalator

None.

Telephone

none

Entrance

There is a 1 in. lip. Call theatre ahead of time and they will bring out a portable ramp.

Visual Assistance

none

Folding Armrests

none

Water Fountain

none

Assisted Listening System

Assistive listening devices are available for mainstage productions. Visit the concessiosn area for devices. ID is required.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair accessible. Please mention at the time of your ticket purchase if you are in need of this service.

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