Moll Loves NY

Moll An Irish Comedy.
Moll An Irish Comedy.

By Irish America Staff
December / January 2002

On November 14, Town Hall, New York City will be lit up with stars of the Abbey Theater and RTE (Ireland’s national television station) as the premiere of John B. Keane’s play Moll takes the stage. In Boston the premiere will take place on November 17 at the C. Walsh Theater. Both events will be followed by a festive dinner and Irish music, and all money raised will benefit the families of the World Trade Center victims, the rescue workers, and New York Police and Fire Departments. Originally scheduled to benefit Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, and Boys Hope Girls Hope, Ireland, both the charities elected to redirect the proceeds. Diarmuid Hogan, President of the Beaumont Hospital Foundation, said, “All of the hospital medical staff and especially the patients were unanimous that we do this.”

The chairman of Boys Hope Girls Hope, Ireland, Peter Webster, added, “There as been a long, historic relationship between the Irish people and the police and fire departments of New York City…We felt like we were losing members of our own families.” ♦

 

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