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A Century After Its American Debut, Ireland's Abbey Theatre Returns07:19
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Founded in 1903 by W.B. Yeats and Lady August Gregory, the Abbey Theatre's first stateside production was Synges' "The Playboy of the Western World," performed at the then brand-new Plymouth Theater on Stuart Street in Boston.

Exactly 100 years later, the company returns to ArtsEmerson's Paramount mainstage with a production of Mark O'Rowe's "Terminus."

We speak with Rob Orchard, executive director of ArtsEmerson and Fiach Mac Conghail, director and CEO of the Abbey Theatre.

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This segment aired on February 7, 2011.

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