Theatre in Performance SIG

IRP Theatre SIG Update

The Theatre SIG leaders choose at least three shows a semester for the group to discuss and analyze.  Members arrange for their own tickets before the scheduled discussions.  The SIG coordinators present background information and lead the discussions.  The SIG is open to all IRP members.  To be added to the SIG email list, send an email to Bruce Smith ( with your name and preferred email address.

Here are the plans for the IRP Theatre SIG for the remainder of the spring semester. 

April – Ink at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 47th Street.   Previews start April 2 and the SIG discussion will be on Friday, April 26 at 2 pm, in room 910 at the 16 E. 16th building.  

This is an import of the original British production at the Almeida Theatre with its Olivier Award winning actor Bertie Carvel.  The play by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold is described as follows: “It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch (Bertie Carvel) purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy – and ultimately horrify – the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb (Jonny Lee Miller) who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success and the race for the most ink is on! Inspired by real events and a recent hit in London’s West End.”

Links to a few of the London rave reviews are below. Discount tickets are available on and