The Abbey Theatre is delighted to welcome top Irish stars of stage and screen, STEPHEN REA and SEÁN MCGINLEY, to the Abbey in AGES OF THE MOON, the theatre's latest world premiere from the American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director and actor, Sam Shepard. Byron and Ames are old friends, re-united by mutual desperation. Over bourbon on ice, they sit, reflect and bicker until fifty years of love, friendship and rivalry are put to the test at the barrel of a gun. Following their sell out productions of Fool for Love, Kicking a Dead Horse and True West, The Abbey are delighted to further their relationship with Sam Shepard by presenting the world premiere of his new play Ages of the Moon. Written specially for leading Irish actors Seán McGinley and Stephen Rea, Ages of the Moon is a gruffly poignant and darkly funny play. AGES OF THE MOON opens on Tuesday March 3rd for a four week run.