Irish Repertory Announces Upcoming Events

Irish Repertory Announces Upcoming Events

IRISH REP READING SERIES Friday, October 21st 3pm

W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre

by Larry Kirwan

Rebel in the Soul deals with the confrontation in 1951 between Dr. Noel Browne, Minister for Health in the Irish Government, and Dr. John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin over Browne's Mother and Child Health Scheme. Browne's family had been ravaged by tuberculosis and the 35 year-old Minister had already set in motion policies that would eventually eradicate the disease from Ireland. He next planned to give free pre-natal and health care to Irish women and their children. Young, arrogant and passionate, he arrives at the Episcopal Palace for his final meeting with the Archbishop. Both men and the destiny of Ireland will be changed by the events of the evening.

Tickets are FREE Reservations are requested, as seating is limited.

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Beginning October 20th

by Brian Friel

directed by Charlotte Moore
choreography by Barry McNabb

Orlagh Cassidy, Kevin Collins, Michael Countryman,
Annabel Hägg, Jo Kinsella, Aedín Moloney,
Ciarán O'Reilly, Rachel Pickup

Dancing at Lughnasa opened on Broadway in October, 1991 and won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play.

This extraordinary play, widely regarded as Friel's masterpiece, is the study of five unmarried sisters, named for Friel's mother and sisters, ("those five brave, Glenties women") who live in a modest cottage in Donegal. On the threshold of the autumn of 1936, the household revolves around the eight year old love-child, Michael, and the Mundy brother priest, Uncle Jack, recently returned from 25 years in a leper colony in Uganda. Ancient tribal customs and Christian beliefs clash as the autumnal fires celebrating the Harvest God, Lugh, bathe the high grass in golden light and distant music on the radio floats across the fields.

The sisters, with unfailing courage and sweet forgiveness dance in a wild, final celebration of their way of life before it changes forever.

October 20th - December 11th

Wednesday - Saturday at 3pm
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday at 3pm

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2011 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award
Cocktail Reception

Gabriel Byrne
to present the
Irish American Writers & Artists

2011 Eugene O'Neill
Lifetime Achievement Award

Ciaran O'Reilly
Charlotte Moore

hosted by
Malachy McCourt

IAW&A board member T.J. English said, "Starting with little more than a shared dream and indefatigable determination, Charlotte and Ciarán have made the Rep into one of the theatrical community's most creatively vibrant and artistically significant venues. They have done for Irish theater in New York what Yeats and Lady Gregory did for Dublin with the Abbey. They richly earned this award."

Moore and O'Reilly wrote, "It is an honor pure and simple to be recognized for our work, but to receive an award with Eugene O'Neill in the title is deeply meaningful. We treasure this award both for the honor it brings and the inspiration it provides."

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will open the proceedings with the presentation of an official proclamation in honor of The Irish Repertory, its founders, and the Eugene O'Neill Award.

The celebration surrounding the O'Neill Award has a convivial, casual cocktail party atmosphere, with much conversation and mingling with guests both famous and infamous, live traditional Irish music, an extensive array of appetizers and desserts, and an open bar.

O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award
Cocktail Reception

Monday, October 17, 2011
6:00 pm

(upstairs at Rosie O'Grady's
800 7th Avenue
(corner of West 52nd St.)

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All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the IAW&A
From Our Friends at the Irish Arts Center

A Tribute To Harrigan and Hart
The Original Men Who Owned Broadway

A Concert Featuring Mick Moloney
and an All-Star Line Up

Thursday, October 13 | 8 pm

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

in association with
American Irish Historical Society
Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
City Lore
Glucksman Ireland House-New York University
Lower East Side Tenement Museum

In the 1870s, decades before George M. Cohan burst onto the Broadway stage, the songs of his hero Edward "Ned" Harrigan, Irish American tunesmith and playwright, were the toast of New York. Harrigan's ballads of the working class immigrants-filled with lovable and good humored characters like Dan Mulligan and his wife Cordelia, John McSorley, the owner of McSorley's Irish Ale House, Tammany Alderman Old Boss Barry, and Mary Ann, the schoolteacher-mirrored his own mercurial life, and provided the foundation for an entirely novel genre of musical comedy on the American stage.

On the hundred year anniversary of the death of the beloved Ned Harrigan, Mick Moloney and an all-star cast return to Symphony Space with a multi-media tribute to the Broadway legend, his partner Tony Hart, and musical collaborator David Braham. Through story, song and dance, the performance captures the excitement and humor of the times and salutes its importance in the formation and growth of American musical and theatrical culture.

Admission: Orchestra: $45 general / $35 members
Tier 2: $38 general / $30 members / $25 students or 212-864-5400

Use discount code HARRIGAN and save!
$35 Orchestra / $30 Tier 2


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