Repertory: A Rooster for the Phoenix

Playwright Sean O'Casey was an ag ing angry young man in the '20s when he wrote Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars. He was an angry old man of 69 when he wrote Coclc-A-Doodle Cock-A-Doodle the play he called his favorite. Audiences and producers have not generally agreed with his assessment; the play has rarely been staged during the 20 years since it was written, and its runs have been short.

Perhaps it was ahead of its time — as indicated by the rollicking, rumbustious piece of theater that...

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