John, a man whose life was nearly destroyed by drinking, now holds down a steady job at a Dublin undertaker’s office. When his estranged daughter appears on Christmas Eve with disturbing news, it sets off a series of painful confessions that ultimately offer John a chance to escape the burdens of his past.

Ensemble member Amy Morton directed Conor McPherson’s The Weir at Steppenwolf and returns after appearing in the Broadway production of August: Osage County. Ensemble member William Petersen was a co-founder of the Remains Theater Ensemble in Chicago and is well known for playing Gil Grissom on CSI.

Watch & Listen

  1. #013: Nicole Wiesner on Dublin Carol

    #013: Nicole Wiesner on Dublin Carol

  2. Nicole Wiesner on Mary

    Nicole Wiesner on Mary

  3. Stephen Louis Grush on Mark

    Stephen Louis Grush on Mark

  4. #011: Ensemble Member Amy Morton on Dublin Carol

    #011: Ensemble Member Amy Morton on Dublin Carol

  5. Dublin Carol in Production

    Dublin Carol in Production

  6. Dublin Carol in Rehearsal

    Dublin Carol in Rehearsal

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members

Program Articles

In the Paths of Exile: Guilt and Isolation in The Seafarer

Joy Meads captures the hopeful spirit of The Seafarer

Letter from the Artistic Director on Dublin Carol

Artistic Director Martha Lavey explores Dublin Carol's central question of human intimacy.

Coming Home

Artistic Director Martha Lavey Interviews William Petersen

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