Tony Award Winner

October 28-November 20, 2016
Curtain Times: Thursday-Saturday Evenings 7:30 pm, Saturday Matinee 3:00 pm, Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm

This modern classic won two major Best Play awards, a Tony and a New York Drama Critics Circle. This riveting and enduring play is something of a psychological thriller as a middle-aged child psychiatrist strives to reveal the true motivation behind a shocking action committed by a teenage boy under his care, while at the same time desperately trying to understand his own disillusioned life. Using a dramatic real event as a jumping off point, Peter Shafffer explores the unique territory of a confused and lonely boy who creates his own personal theology.

Directed by David Oliver

The Cast

  • Martin Dysart ... Vincent O'Neill*
  • Alan Strang ...P.J. Tighe
  • Dora Strang ... Margaret Massman
  • Hesther Salomon ... Wendy Hall
  • Jill Mason ... Kelsey Mogenson
  • Harry Dalton ... Steve Jakiel
  • A Young Horseman/Nugget ... Dudney Joseph
  • A Nurse ... Jennifer Fitzery
  • Horse ... Brett Klaczyk
  • Horse ... Jordan Levin
  • Horse ... Adam Hayes
  • Horse ... Lamont Singletary
  • Horse ... Michael Sheridan

* Member, Actors' Equity Association

Equus News & Reviews

  • Stellar Cast Delves in Drama of “Equus”

    Near perfection. That is what the Irish Classical Theatre has achieved in their exciting new production of Peter Shaffer’s EQUUS. Shaffer’s poignant and often unsettling drama about a troubled teenager who commits an unspeakable act against horses can be difficult to process and to watch. The story relates how the …Read More »
  • FOUR BUFFALOS! Strong cast revives EQUUS

    THE BASICS:  EQUUS, the 1973 drama by Peter Shaffer presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by David Oliver, stars Vincent O’Neill as the psychiatrist Martin Dysart, PJ Tighe as the troubled Alan Strang, with strong support from Margaret Massman, Greg Gjurich, Wendy Hall, Kelsey Mogensen et. al. (including …Read More »
  • You Need To See “Equus”

    Peter Shaffer’s “Equus” may be outdated psychiatrically but it remains a great bit of theater because of the story and its conflict.  It’s a conflict between psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Vincent O’Neill) and disturbed young patient Alan Strang (PJ Tighe). Strang has been sent to his second-rate psychiatric hospital in Southern …Read More »
  • Be prepared to be Blown Away!

    All this Sex and Sensationalism is all right because it comes from a disturbed mind.  And is given big intellectual saddlebags.  So now Come to the Secret Pounding Copulations of the Centaurs! Yeeaaaaah!!! Here we are in a town in southern England, farm country, near the coast.  At Rokesby Psychiatric Hospital, …Read More »
  • “Superb…you NEED to see this production.”

    One of my bigger regrets in my theatrical life was not seeing “Equus” on Broadway. Luckily for myself and all other Buffalo theatergoers, there is a Broadway caliber production being performed at Irish Classical Theater. Now those who regularly read my reviews (thanks if you do) know that I am …Read More »