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The Storm Theatre presents Arrah-na-Pogue Or, the Wicklow Wedding

The Storm Theatre presents ARRAH-NA-POGUE, OR, THE WICKLOW WEDDING, an Irish drama in three acts by Dion Boucicault from March 4 - April 2, 2011 at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 114th Street and Morningside Park (one block from Columbia University). Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm, with an additional performance on Monday, March 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.

Set in 1798, ARRAH-NA-POGUE is a classic Irish comedy written by Dion Boucicault, who uses the famed Rebellion as a backdrop for his tale of romance, faith, loyalty and misadventure.

"Arrah-na-Pogue, first produced by us in January 2000, is one of the most loved shows in our history. Audiences were rousingly entertained and deeply touched by this adventure/romance and its themes of love and faith spoke loudly in our time of disposable relationships," said Peter Dobbins, artistic director of The Storm Theatre.

Set design by Ken Larson, costume design by Laura Taber Bacon, sound design by Adam Salberg, lighting design by Michael Abrams, stage management by Robyn Gabrielle Lee, and assistant directed by Stephen Day. Directed by Peter Dobbins.

With Spencer Aste*,Ben Bergin, Jonathan Blakely, Christine Bullen , Griffin DuBois, Michelle Kafel, Laura King, Jessica Levesque*, Sawyer Mastrandrea, Jenny McGuinness, Ted McGuinness, Nicola Murphy, Paul Nugent*, Patrick Rosendale and Tim Seib.

*Member of Actor's Equity Association

ABOUT THE Storm Theatre
Since 1997, when it was established as a not-for-profit company, The Storm Theatre has drawn upon the resources of its founders, some acting friends and a growing cadre of professional associates whose commitment to theatre has been enhanced by the creative freedom fostered here; as a consequence, utilizing established classics, under-acknowledged gems from the world repertory and vigorous, new visions of life today, The Storm Theatre has succeeded in offering audiences compelling documentation of what it means to be human. In 2007, The Storm Theatre was selected as one of nytheatre.com's "People of the Year." Peter Dobbins, artistic director. Chance Michaels, producing director.

Storms are variously identified with disturbances of the natural atmosphere as well as the landscape of the soul. They can encompass explosions of both an electrical and a passionate nature and have been represented as assaults, sometimes violent, upon fortified citadels or secret, internal retreats. A storm grows from elemental forces and, inevitably, explodes one reality in to another; it is a journey through catharsis to regeneration. Just as the Globe and The Rose portrayed the breadth and complexity of the lives Shakespeare uncovered on those stages, so The Storm was an apt choice to reflect the theatre experiences they hoped to project for their audiences; a reawakening to the awe-inspiring truths of our shared humanity, its beauty and potential.

Peter Dobbins(director) is a cofounder and Artistic Director of The Storm Theatre, and has directed such Storm Productions as T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral, Dion Boucicault's The Shaughraun, and Arrah na Pogue,Paul Claudel's The Tidings Brought To Mary, The Satin Slipper, and Noon Divide, John Regis's Stavrogin's Confession, Stewart Parker's Spokesong, William Shakespeare's As You Like It, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night, Karol Wojtyla's The Jeweler's Shop, Jeremiah, and Our God's Brother, the North American Premiere of House of Desires by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and the world premieres of The Last Starfighter by Skip Kennon and Fred Landau and Linnea by John Regis. As an actor, he has been seen as T. E. Lawrence in Terence Rattigan's Ross, Alfred Evelyn in Edward Bulwar Lytton's Money and Lolo in Pirandello's Henry IV and has played many leading roles in various regional theatres. He received a B.A. in Communications and Theatre from Temple University and attended Southern Methodist University's Professional Actors Training M.F.A. program

This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

ARRAH-NA-POGUE, OR, THE WICKLOW WEDDING will be performed from March 4 - April 2, 2011 at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 114th Street and Morningside Park (one block from Columbia University). Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm, with an additional performance on Monday, March 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.

For more information, visit www.stormtheatre.com.


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