This Production was remounted in season 2008-2009 for a Limited run.

Opening to critical success, this rich and moving story centers on the lives of the Boyle family, eeking out a living in the tenements of 1920's Dublin. Juno supports her family, while roustabout husband Captain Boyle searches for ways to avoid work. Sometimes hilarious, and at other times tragic, playwright Sean O'Casey masterfully weaves a tale of war, hard times and family; a story that still speaks to us today.

Juno and the Paycock 

Written by Sean O'Casey
Directed by John Mossman

Winner of 1 Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actor
Winner of 4 After Dark Awards: Best Direction, Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actor and Best Set 


Featuring: Kathy Scambiatterra, Frank Nall, Mark Ulrich, Vic Doylida, Marta Evans, Joe McCauley, Miranda Zola, Daniel Evashevski, Jim Lynch, Darrelyn Marx, Tom McGregor and Matt Roben.

Production Manager: Joe McCauley 
Assistant Production Managers: Kate Zachary and Eustace Allen
Stage Manager: Jessica Hamilton
Set & Scenic Design: Joseph Riley
Costume Design: Irene Servose
Original Music/Sound Design: Aaron Krister Johnson and James Murray
Lighting Design: Lisa Wewerka
Props: Beth Argus

Performance Schedule

Performances: May- June 2008
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

“...You don’t get directorial pretension, flashy acting and complex visuals here. What you get instead is a dose of ordinary human truth, unleashed by the retelling of one of the great Irish dramas and a story that reminds us that many of our political and social struggles are born when people find themselves cooped up like chickens.”
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“...Packed with strong characters, terrific dialogue, and twisty plot, Sean O’Casey’s bittersweet 1925 masterpiece, about a Dublin family down on its luck, is just the kind of play actors like to sink their teeth into—and the love of a fine script is evident in every facet of this production.”
— Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader