Players' Ring to Open 22nd Season with BLACK MAYO, 8/30-9/15
The Players' Ring kicks off its 22nd mainstage season with the world premiere of Black Mayo, an original play by Margaret McAleese.
In Black Mayo, an Irish-American family in New York City feud over their political beliefs in the weeks leading up to the 1998 peace agreement between Ireland and Great Britain. As Brighid Mannion tries to shun her family who support the Irish Republican Army's causes, she is faced with personal challenges along the waterway of theGowanus Canal in Brooklyn, a gateway to NYC's harbor and waterway back to Ireland. The boat she builds becomes a symbol of resiliency and shame, as her family loyalty is tested. A clan of barkeeps and artists, theMannion family tries to persevere from centuries of political struggles, while maintaining their dignity as their legacy haunts them.
Directed by Joi Smith, Black Mayo features Kolby Hume, Whitney Smith, Lesley Hamblin, E. Christopher Clark, and Michael Lavoie..
August 30th - September 15th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 9/1 & 9/8 at 7pm, and Sunday 9/15 at 2pm
There will be a special event taking place on August 30th, in celebration of opening The Players' Ring 22nd Season. Please join us for refreshments and live Irish music by Press Room Friends at 7pm, as well as a talk back with the actors, director and playwright after the performance!
Tickets $15 General and $12 Students, Seniors & Members
Photo by Kathleen Cavalaro/Bird & Bough