A pair of teenage twins who have a lifelong, but unhealthy, friendship experience an implosion of their relationship as they approach adulthood.
From the producers: Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt have been inseparable ever since. They speak in their own language, play by their own rules, and create a world for themselves in which boundaries blur between truth and illusion. Until, on their seventeenth birthday, they discover something more. As night falls, and the disco and drink take hold, they spiral violently out of control.
Author Enda Walsh is a Tony winner for the musical "Once." His other works include "Arlington," "Ballyturk," and "Lazarus," the musical he co-wrote with David Bowie. The drama made a splash when it premiered at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe, where it was lauded by critics and picked up a number of awards, followed by a film adaptation in 2001. This new 20th anniversary staging played an acclaimed run at London’s Trafalgar Studios in 2017.
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood in the "Harry Potter" series) and Colin Campbell reprise their roles from the London staging. John Haidar directs.
What is the Irish Rep? Occasionally, a group of artists finds a large room somewhere in the city, and settles down there for a decade or so to stage the plays that they like, in the manner that they enjoy making them. That's the case here. Though it's one of the smaller shops among the long-running Off-Broadway companies, these folks have been staging Irish drama in these rooms for 25 years, and the enjoyment can be infectious. More here.