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View Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of The Loved Ones, February 14, 2025 – March 2, 2025.

Setting: A kitchen-living space in a renovated farmhouse in West Clare, Ireland. Present Day.

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, with one 15-minute intermission.

The Loved Ones received its world premiere in a co-production between Rough Magic and the Gate Theatre at the Gate Theatre, Dublin on 2 October 2023.






To Be Announced.

ICTC Creative Team

Kyle LoConti

Production Stage Manager
Lauren Costello Yager

To Be Announced.


By Erica Murray

February 14, 2025 – March 2, 2025

North American Premiere Production.

Directed by Kyle LoConti.

Love, loss, and the true nature of birds.

Embark on an unforgettable journey of love, loss, and unexpected connections with the North American Premiere of The Loved Ones by Irish playwright, Erica Murray. Fresh from its success at the 2023 Dublin Theatre Festival, this captivating play, originally co-produced by Rough Magic and The Gate Theatre, Dublin, takes audiences on a poignant exploration of grief and healing.

Join Nell and Orla as they navigate the complexities of loss while hosting Cheryl-Ann, an American visitor seeking solace in the serene landscapes of West Clare. When an unexpected guest arrives, their weekend plans take a surprising turn, revealing the power of human connection in the face of adversity.

Don’t miss this exquisite blend of comedy and tragedy, expertly crafted by one of Ireland’s most promising playwrights. 

Additional Programming:

Open Rehearsal (for Subscribers Only): Wednesday, February 5, 2025, at 6:30pm

Preview & Community Matinee ($12/Ticket): Thursday, February 13, 2025 at 10:00am

Opening Night Reception: Friday, February 14, 2025 at 7:30pm

Pay-What-You-Will Performances*: 
Saturday, February 15, 2025 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 15, 2025 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 22, 2025 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 1, 2025 at 7:30pm
(*Purchase in-person at the Box Office on the day of the performance. Seating subject to availability.)

Speaker Series & Special Event Reception: Sunday, March 2, 2025 at 1:30pm
Featuring Distinguished Speaker: Erica Murray, Playwright.

Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, May 14, 2025 at 2:00pm
(Open Captioned Performances: An LED captioning screen, located in the South East corner of the theatre displays the dialogue and any other audio portion of the production in text form in sync with the performance. For questions about reserving seating in view of the captioning signage, please contact ICTC’s Box Office at 716-853-4282 (voice), or email 

About the Playwright:

Erica Murray is a playwright originally from County Limerick. She has a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin and an MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy. She is a previous member of the Six in the Attic scheme with the Irish Theatre Institute, the Soho Theatre New Writers course and the Lyric Theatre New Playwrights Programme. Her first play, The Cat’s Mother, toured to London, Edinburgh and the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018 where it won the Fishamble Award for Best New Writing and was nominated for the Stewart Parker Award. In 2019 she was the Channel 4 writer-in-residence at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast where her play All Mod Cons premiered. She also received the Sonia Friedman Award for her new play The Magnificent.


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