1st IRISH THEATRE FESTIVAL 2010

September 2, 2010

A festival of Irish Theatre

Across New York City | 1stIrish.org

September 7 to October 4, 2010

Ardnaglass On The Air

ardnaglass

Monday, September 13th, 2010 to Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Playing at: Manhattan Theatre Source

Acclaimed award-winning actress and writer Geraldine Hughes makes her directorial debut with this exciting new production of Jimmy Kerr’s brilliant comedy “Ardnaglass on the Air.”  When a barmaid and a pig farmer — the colorful two-some who run a local, … Continue reading →

Beowulf

beowulf

Monday, September 27th, 2010 to Monday, September 27th, 2010

Playing at: The American Irish Historical Society

September 27 at 7pm. Staged reading A masterpiece of world literature, originally composed in Anglo-Saxon (Old English) between the middle of the seventh and the end of the tenth century A.D., the epic poem “Beowulf” concerns the deeds of the … Continue reading →

The Prophet of Monto

Prophet of Monto

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 to Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Playing at: The Flea

Take a devastating ride through Dublin’s mean streets of love and lust with twin brothers, and meet the hard boiled Prophet that comes between them. A comic drama of dreams crashing to earth. Can twin save twin, and who exactly … Continue reading →

The Holy Ground

holyground

Monday, September 13th, 2010 to Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Playing at: Manhattan Theatre Source

Monica’s spirit has been crushed by decades of marriage to a man who, unable to cope with his inability to have children, grew increasingly cruel and distant. Now she clears out the past and finally begins to stand up for … Continue reading →

Irish Theatre Symposium

glucksman

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 to Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Playing at: NYU Glucksman Ireland House

Join us for an unforgettable event with the most innovative artists working in contemporary Irish theatre, including actors, directors, playwrights and other luminaries.  Panelists include Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes.  The symposium is being held in conjunction with 1st Irish … Continue reading →

This Is What We Sang

wesang

Sunday, September 19th, 2010 to Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Playing at: Synagogue for the Arts

A story of love and atonement, “This Is What We Sang” is set on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement: five family members from across the globe and across the centuries seek absolution for their past.  As they relate … Continue reading →

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BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY

June 5, 2010


Celebration of Life, Love, Lust, and Language in James Joyce’s ULYSSES
Wednesday, June 16 | 7 pm to 1 am
SYMPHONY SPACE
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre2537 Broadway at 95th Street

New this year!
Broadcast on WNYC 93.9FM starting at 8 pm
Streamed worldwide, from Dublin to Shanghai to Timbuktu, on WNYC-FM and Symphonyspace.org

The 29th annual celebration of James Joyce’s ULYSSES will once again follow selected adventures of Joyce’s hero, Mr. Leopold Bloom, as he makes his way through his ordinary Dublin day, and back home to his ever-loving Molly. As on every Bloomsday, a cast of Broadway and film stars, Selected Shorts regulars, and avid Joyceans will join in the carefully crafted excerpts staged by Isaiah Sheffer. Cast members include Stephen Colbert, Colum McCann, Fionnula Flanagan, Marian Seldes, John Shea, Tony Roberts, Dana Ivey, Stephen Lang, Malachy McCourt, Fritz Weaver, Jonathan Hadary, Lois Smith, David Margulies, Cynthia Harris, Jefferson Mays, Harris Yulin, and Damian Woetzel.
Join us this year as we explore the parallels between Joyce’s ULYSSES and Homer’s ODYSSEY, on which it is modeled. Excerpts will compare Odysseus’ descent into Hades with Mr. Bloom’s visit to the Dublin cemetery, Odysseus’ dalliance with the enchantress Circe and Mr. Bloom’s visit to the brothels, Odysseus’ violent encounter with the monstrous Cyclops and Mr. Bloom’s fracas with the anti-Semitic troglodytic Irish patriot, and Ulysses’ ultimate return home to his beloved Penelope with Leopold Bloom’s return to his bed next to the incomparable Molly.
BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY will conclude with the complete, uncensored, vivid night-time monologue of Molly Bloom performed by Fionnula Flanagan in a prodigious performing feat that lasts two and a half hours.


Admission: General sale $25 /Irish Arts Center Members $20.
Tickets: SymphonySpace.org or 212-864-5400