Posts Tagged ‘Theater’

Weekly Comment:
Upcoming Events in Irish America

This January and February, a number of exciting events are happening in New York City, from a 20th anniversary revival of Edna Walsh’s groundbreaking “Disco Pigs” at the Irish Repertory Theater to a pop extravaganza presented by the Irish Arts Center, and more. ℘℘℘ “Disco Pigs” January 5 – February 18 Tickets are available forRead more..

Ireland’s Poet Patriots Is a Musical Experience Not to Be Missed

Ireland’s Poet-Patriots: A Musical History, which premiered last year in San Francisco to correspond with the centenary of the 1916 Rising, is coming to Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral on October 12. The one-night performance will illuminate 140 years of Irish history, featuring the inspired words of 12 Irish poets and patriots set to music byRead more..

Irish Rep Honors Sondheim

The Irish Repertory Theatre celebrated its 2017 gala at the New York Town Hall in June. The evening, “Sondheim at Seven,” recognized the work of one of America’s greatest musical artists, Stephen Sondheim. Angela Lansbury introduced this one-night-only musical revue which included as many hit songs as could fit into 90 minutes. A galaxy ofRead more..

North America Acts Irish

Community theater groups from throughout the United States and Canada converged at the Geva Theater Center in Rochester, New York for the 24th Annual Acting Irish International Theater Festival in April. The adjudicated festival, founded in 1993, consisted this year of seven full-length productions presented over five days, all of which were attended by Oleans-basedRead more..

Beckett’s Bodies

“Dance first, think later. It is the natural order.” These are the words made famous by the characters of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot; characters who, Beckett delighted in suggesting, cannot move beyond their texts, never to experience the “later” in question. But what happens when dance is a vehicle for thought? When the bodyRead more..

Dinner and “The Dead”

The Irish Repertory Theatre mounts an immersive production of James Joyce’s famous short story “The Dead.”  ℘℘℘ Dublin, January 6, 1904. The Feast of the Epiphany. At the townhouse of the elderly Morkan sisters, Kate and Julia, their annual dinner and musicale is in full swing and a dozen guests are in spirited holiday mode,Read more..

Irish Repertory Theatre Returns in Triumph

The Irish Repertory Theatre has come home to its dramatically redesigned original space on Manhattan’s west side this month with an exciting new production of Conor McPherson’s 2006 play Shining City, a poignant play about Dubliners looking for a place to call home. Thematically it’s the perfect choice for a company that has been inRead more..

Ireland 100: “The Finest Strands of Who We Are”

Ireland celebrates the centenary of the Easter Rising in America with a three-week cultural festival in Washington, D.C. ℘℘℘   One of the most notable features of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., is a large bronze bust of Kennedy himself. A world-renowned piece of art, it manages to captureRead more..

Girl Talk

A conversation with Annie Ryan about her brilliant adaptation of Eimear McBride’s novel, A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing, and Aoife Duffin, the young actress who gave life to the words on stage.  ℘℘℘ When theater director Annie Ryan approached novelist Eimear McBride to discuss bringing her award-winning debut novel A Girl Is ARead more..

In New Joyce Musical, Nora Barnacle Comes First

A new Off-Broadway musical seeks to tell the story of the passionate, tumultuous, and prolific relationship between James Joyce and Nora Barnacle through Nora’s perspective of their nearly 40-year romance. We sat down with Whitney Bashor, who plays Nora, as well as some of the crew, to see how the show came together and howRead more..