The Emperor Jones

Name: Irish Repertory Theatre
Address: 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Production Information
First performance date: March 1, 2017
Opening date: March 12, 2017
Closing date: May 21, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Eugene O’Neill’s groundbreaking play The Emperor Jones is the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends the throne using lies, intimidation and the politics of fear. Following a prison break in the United States, Jones sets himself up as monarch of a Caribbean island. When the Natives rebel after years of exploitation, Jones’s mesmerizing journey into darkness becomes a terrifying psychological portrayal of power, fear, and madness. With his demons in heavy pursuit, the Emperor is forced to confront not just the mortal sins of his past but also the depravities against his ancestors, — all in search of forgiveness and salvation.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Irish Repertory Theatre Producer
Eugene O'Neill Playwright
Christian Frederickson Music
Ryan Rumery Music
M. Florian Staab Music
Ciaran O'Reilly Director
Barry McNabb Choreographer
Charlie Corcoran Set Designer
Antonia Ford-Roberts Costume Designer
Whitney Locher Costume Designer
Brian Nason Lighting Designer
Ryan Rumery Sound Designer
M. Florian Staab Sound Designer
Deidre Brennan Prop Design
Bob Flanagan Puppet and Mask Design
Karen Evanouskas Production Stage Manager
Rebecca C. Monroe Assistant Stage Manager

Actor Role
Obi Abili Brutus Jones
William Bellamy Ensemble / Dandy
Carl Hendrick Louis Ensemble / Lem
Sinclair Mitchell Ensemble / Witch Doctor
Angel Moore Ensemble / Old Woman
Andy Murray Henry Smithers
Reggie Talley Ensemble / Crocodile
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actor Obi Abili Actor
2 WON 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Play Revival