This should be a dinner party to remember.
— The New York Times


We are thrilled to be bringing                  THE DEAD, 1904 back to New York City this winter, with a cast of new and returning actors, led by                    MELISSA GILBERT as Gretta Conroy!


51 performances

November 18th - January 7th


Last year’s entire run was sold out before opening night!


THE DEAD, 1904 is an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic holiday story, by Pulitzer Prizewinning Irish poet Paul Muldoon and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, in which the audience members will themselves attend the Misses Morkan’s annual party, move from room to room with the actors, listen to the music, watch the dances, share food and drink and observe the characters in their interactions. The adaptation received its world premiere from the Irish Repertory Theatre in  2016-January 2017 at the American Irish Historical Society's stunning period mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and will return to the same location in November, 2017. Wine, spirits and a Victorian meal (inspired by the dinner in Joyce's story and created by Great Performances catering) is an intrinsic part of the adaptation. The audience, limited to 57 people, moves throughout the mansion with the cast. Snow will be general.

This exquisite theatrical event is a true immersive experience, incorporating drama, music, dance and food in a unique and intimate setting. 


THE DEAD, 1904 is produced by Dot Dot Productions, Laurie Eustis and Kathleen Begala in association with the American Irish Historical Society

Adapted by Paul Muldoon and Jean Hanff Korelitz

Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly

If you are interested in arranging a private performance of THE DEAD, 1904 for yourself and your invited guests, please contact jean@thedead1904 as soon as possible. Private performances include a post-performance conversation with co-adaptor Paul Muldoon or director Ciaran O'Reilly and a reception with the cast. 

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(Images from our 2016 production)