Winner! 1978 Tony® Award for Best Play
Winner! 1978 New York Drama Critics' Award for Best Play
Middle-aged assimilated American Charlie returns home to his native Dublin to sort through and come to terms with his relationship to this thoroughly beguiling, maddening presence in his life: "Da." Reminiscence gives way to memory and illusion as an adolescent "Charlie Then" is brought back from the past, while the man who is "Charlie Now" grapples with his own mortality and the part of his life that will always be the irrasicible "Da." A great success in its original Broadway production, subsequent revivals have proven this play a classic.
"Irish Repertory uncorks a classic surrounded with magic [...] A wise, witty and wonderful play" - New York Post
"Nearly twenty years after sweeping Broadway's major awards, Da should have resonance for a new audience [...] Boomers are sure to find more than one instance in which the lives of the characters touch their own." - Variety
"A humane and honest memory play with great affection and humor [...] It will make you laugh and should make you cry." - The New York Times