Posts Tagged ‘Drama’

Sons of Our Shakespeare

The tragic story of Eugene O’Neill’s sons, both of whom died by suicide. ℘℘℘ A four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and 1936 Nobel laureate, playwright Eugene O’Neill has reigned as the undisputed Irish American heavyweight champion of drama. His private life, however, was far less enviable than his career trajectory. At age 23, while living inRead 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..

Origin Celebrates 15 Years

New York’s Origin Theatre Company, whose mission is to celebrate the work of Irish and European artists, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a gala party at Mutual of America building on Park Avenue on Monday, May 15. Norman Houston, the director of Northern Ireland Bureau North America, received the Origin Theatre Community Leader Award, andRead 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..

Mary Chase: The Woman Behind “Harvey”

The story of playwright Mary Chase and how the classic comedy Harvey was influenced by her Irish heritage.  ℘℘℘ During summertime in cities and towns across the U.S., movies are screened outdoors. Scheduled for showing during the summer of 2016 at New York City’s Bryant Park Film Festival was a 1950 Academy Award-winning comedy basedRead more..

New Movie from Neil Jordan

Irish director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview With the Vampire, The End of the Affair) has always had a thing for offbeat dramas. So we should expect interesting things from his latest turn as director / screenwriter: The Good Thief. It opens April 16, but New York movie lovers can get an early peekRead more..

Irish Soccer Stand-off Continues

You may have thought that the World Cup and the Roy Keane saga was over, but a series of new books on Ireland’s soccer greats threatens to reopen the wounds and will undoubtedly lead to new conflict between the warring factions in Irish soccer. Four explosive tell-all books are due for release in the comingRead more..

Steering The Tricycle

Nicolas Kent, the man behind the Tricycle, the uniquely innovative theater in Kilburn and launching-pad for many of Ireland’s most successful plays, is interviewed by Marilyn Cole Lownes. ℘℘℘ It’s 10 a.m. on London’s busy Kilburn High Road and the Tricycle Theatre, emblazoned with flashing lights, is already open for business and ready for action.Read more..