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In the suburbs of Dublin, a long-absent son returns home to visit his ailing mother. But his reappearance—and the welcome he receives—ignites his sisters’ long-simmering resentments and sets the siblings on a collision course over his criminal past. Riveting and insightful, Moment considers the slippery nature of memory and forgiveness, and how the consequences of one tragic decision can ripple through an entire family.  Directed by Helen Hayes-and Tony-nominated director Ethan McSweeny in his Studio debut.


The bustle and banter around the family table couldn’t have a more everyday texture as Kinahan’s dialogue begins to overlap, as tea and wine are poured, and as frictions finally catch fire... The acting in Deirdre Kinahan’s Moment at Studio Theatre is so sharp it’s like seeing a play in a live equivalent of high-def.

The Washington Post

An excellent cast, a well-structured script, and an engaging story make Moment one of the strongest theatrical experiences I've had this season...This is a production that will stay with you long after the performance ends.


A knife-edged night of reopened old wounds...To say this family drama is fascinating is an understatement.

DC Metro Theater Arts


Moment Production Photos
Welcome to the dinner tableWelcome to the dinner table
About the PlayAbout the Play
Two Sides of the Same coinTwo Sides of the Same coin
The Inspiration for MomentThe Inspiration for Moment
Moment in DCMoment in DC

The Artists


Dearbhla Molloy
Teresa LynchDearbhla Molloy
Emily Landham
Niamh LynchEmily Landham
Peter Albrink
Nial LynchPeter Albrink
Avery Clark
Fin WhiteAvery Clark
Mira Cohen
Hilary KellyMira Cohen

Production Team

Deirdre Kinahan
PlaywrightDeirdre Kinahan
Debra Booth
Set DesignerDebra Booth
Philip Witcomb
Costume DesignerPhilip Witcomb
Scott Bolman
Lighting DesignerScott Bolman
Palmer Hefferan
Sound DesignerPalmer Hefferan
Anthony O. Bullock
Stage ManagerAnthony O. Bullock
Gary Logan
DialectsGary Logan