Getting My Irish Up

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

So the Irish Rep in NYC has been creating award-winning productions for thirty years, establishing itself as one of Off-Broadway’s pre-eminent companies. How they have avoided casting me in all that time is a complete mystery, but they’ve finally come to their senses.

The original 1965 production of Clear Day was not exactly a smash hit, the 1970 Barbara Streisand film was a resounding head-scratcher, and the 2011 Broadway revival was pretty much reviled and/or ignored. (Pity. They tried some interesting tweaks with gender and era.) So on the surface, this one might seem a little risky. Especially since - on one level - it’s a story of a young woman who falls under the spell (literally) of a manipulative older man. (As seen through a #metoo #timesup lens, anyway.) Can’t wait to see how director Charlotte Moore shapes this one.

Some heavy hitters leading our cast, including Melissa Errico and Stephen Bogardus
. I have some scenes with both of them, and I’ll be working again with my Kinky Boots pal Florrie Bagel. But the BEST part of the gig, the thing I’m MOST excited about, is that I get to stay HOME!! Ride the subway to work and sleep in my own bed! Woo Hoo!

Ticket info HERE.

© Craig Waletzko 2016