Most recently, Erin played the lead in the critically-acclaimed “Shadow of Heroes” by Robert Ardrey at the Obie-winning Metropolitan Playhouse - the first-ever New York production of this vital, thought-provoking, still-relevant play about political oppression during the lead-up to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Soviet regime. Read what the critics said below:

A heroic revival...The performances powerfully resurrect these historical figures...With an electric mix of fear and resolve, Beirnard portrays a woman who takes on the machine and (briefly, gloriously) wins.
— Theatermania (
The superb acting of Erin Beirnard as Julia compresses the entire tragedy of millions of victims of political expediency and betrayal into a two hour performance.
— NY Theatre Wire (
Gripping.... this story exerts a terrible fascination...a sobering, thought-provoking lesson in the promises of politics and the compromises of human frailty.
— Lighting & Sound America (