1st Irish 2012

Auditions, Zoe’s Auditions Part 2

A hilariously touching tale of lovable Zoe, an aspiring actress who dreams of landing an acting job. Her over the hill agent sends her on an assortment of auditions ranging from Hamlet to Riverdance to being shot out of a cannon of a touring circus. A farcical send-up of an actor’s life and a rare chance to see an award winning, hilarious and truly heartwarming show. – Suitable for children 9yrs and up.

Written & performed by Suzanna Geraghty
Directorial & Movement Consultant – Andy Crook

Sept 5-22
Wed – Sat at 8pm
Sun at 3pm

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

Opening: Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Closing: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Directed by: Andy Crook

Fly Me To The Moon

Fly Me to the Moon is a hilarious comedy about Frances and Loretta, two care workers struggling in today’s tough economic climate and just how far they will go to make ends meet. Marie Jones: Winner of The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy – Stones in His Pockets and the 1999 Irish Times/ESB Theatre Award for Best Production Stones in His Pockets. “An evening of entertainment, easy laughter and a crafty plotline… offset by two stunning performances.”

By Marie Jones
With Katie Tumelty and Tara Lynne O’Neill

Sept 5 – 30
Tue, Wed & Thu at 7:15, Fri at 8:15,
Sat at 2:15 & 8:15, Sun at 3:15 & 7:15

Playing at: 59E59 Theaters — 59 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022 (212) 753-5959

Opening: Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Closing: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Directed by: Marie Jones

Photos Of The Irish Imagination

IRISH ARTISTS AT WORK & PLAY

The worlds of Art, Dance, Music, Literature and Theatre have all been enriched by the manifestation of the Irish imagination. In collaboration with international arts group Art Boundaries Unlimited the 1st Irish Festival is delighted to launch a visual arts element for the annual showcase of Irish theatre. The photographs which best capture Irish artists — of any discipline — at work, or play, will be shown at the Consulate General of Ireland in New York City for the duration of the Festival (Sept 3rd to 21st).

Viewing is by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Wednesdays from 11 to 3pm. Call Jenny on 1 347 407 1468 to arrange. The Consulate General of Ireland is located at 345 Park Avenue, 17th floor, NY 10154-0037

Playing at: Consulate General of Ireland — 345 Park Avenue 17th Floor New York NY 10154-0037

Opening: Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Closing: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Directed by: Art Boundaries Unlimited

Silent

Silent is the touching story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all–including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Award-winning writer and performer Pat Kinevane and Fishamble: The New Play Company return to the Irish Arts Center with Silent, following sold-out runs at The Abbey, Ireland’s National Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival.

Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane

Sept 6 – 23
Wed – Sat at 8pm
Sun at 3pm

**EXTRA SHOWS NOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!**

Run extended for performances this week but must end on September 30th

Playing at: Irish Arts Center — 553 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Opening: Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Closing: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Directed by: Jim Culleton

From the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, emerges the story of a distinctly Ulster tradition. The skill and genius of the northern mind has produced themes both provincial and universal; and actors of world renown.

Thursday Sept 6at 7pm

Free EventNo reservation required

Playing at: NYU Glucksman Ireland House — 1 Washington Mews New York, NY 10003

Opening: Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Closing: Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Dancing at Lughnasa

Irish Repertory Theatre’s award-winning Ciaran O’Reilly will open our evening with a solo performance from Friel’s play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ followed by a screening of the 1998 feature film. Friel’s portrait of five sisters is set in Donegal 1936. Told through the eyes of a boy, it is a poignant and lyrical story of sisterhood, place, memory, love and loyalty.

Cast includes Meryl Streep, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Sophie Thompson, Brid Brennan, Michael Gambon and Gerard McSorley

Sept 7 & 21
at 7:30pm

Playing at: New York Irish Center — 1040 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Opening: Friday, September 7th, 2012
Closing: Friday, September 21st, 2012

Directed by: Pat O’Connor

New Girl In Town

The Waterfront, New York City, 1926…
Anna, a woman with a checkered past, joins her father, Old Chris Christopherson, Captain of a coal barge shuttling between Boston and New York. On a foggy July 4th night, a sailor is pulled from the dark waters of the Atlantic. As the fog clears, Anna’s and
Matt Burke’s eyes meet and their lives are changed forever.
Based on Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Anna Christie, New Girl in Town is a passionate, joyous musical
by Bob Merrill in its first full production in New York City since its 1957 Tony-nominated Broadway run.

Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by George Abbott
Music Direction by John Bell
Choreography by Barry McNabb

Cast includes: Cliff Bemis, Dewey Caddell, Abby Church, Patrick Cummings, Danielle Ferland, Matt Gibson, Kimberly Dawn Neumann, Alex Puette, Anna Margaret, Loesser Robinson, Amber Stone, Stephen Zinnato

July 18 – Sept 14
Tues. Sept 11 at 8pm
Wed at 3 & 8pm
Thurs at 7pm
Fri at 8pm
Sat at 3 & 8pm
Sun at 3
Fri, Sept 14 at 3 & 8pm

Playing at: Irish Repertory Theatre — 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Opening: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Closing: Friday, September 14th, 2012

Directed by: Charlotte Moore

Setanta Murphy

Setanta Murphy is a young man with a lot of time on his hands. Paddy is his Grand Uncle a cantankerous 90 year old man with a razor sharp tongue that spends his days around town and his nights at the dog track. When Paddy get sick, they are thrown into the messy world of public hospitals until Paddy find himself in a nursing home, plotting his escape.

Written by Garrett Keogh
Performed by Luke Griffin, Garrett Keogh

Tuesday, Sept 11
at 7pm

Playing at: The American Irish Historical Society — 991 5th Ave New York, NY 10028 (between 80/81 Streets)

Opening: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Closing: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Directed by: Garrett Keogh

Hard Times

Hard Times is a soulful musical of clashing Irish and Afro- American cultures, written by Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Through a re-imagining of Stephen Foster’s songs, Kirwan conjures the creation of tap dance and explores the troubled life of the “father of American Music” against the backdrop of New York City’s Civil War draft riots.

By Larry Kirwan
Songs by Stephen Foster and Larry Kirwan

Sept 13 – 30
13-15 at 8pm
19 at 3pm
21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29 at 8pm
30 at 3pm

Opening: Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Closing: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Directed by: Kira Simring

Paperboy

It’s Belfast, 1975. The city lies under the dark cloud of the Troubles, and hatred fills the air like smoke. But Tony Macaulay has just turned twelve and he’s got a new job. He’s going to be a paperboy. And come rain or shine – or bombs and mortar – he will delire. Tony Macaulay reads from his critically acclaimed, Irish bestselling memoir.

Written & Performed by Tom Macaulay

Followed by a Q & A with the author
Monday, Sept 17
6pm

Free EventNo reservation required

Playing at: The National Arts Club — 15 Gramercy Park S New York, NY 10003 (between Park Ave/Irving Place)

Opening: Monday, September 17th, 2012
Closing: Monday, September 17th, 2012

Celtic Crossover – The Impact of Celtic Nations on NY from Broadway to Wall St

Join us for a discussion on the unique role of Celtic cultural enterprises in New York City and, by extension, the rest of the United States. Our panel will explore the interplay of the arts and business and how Celtic drama, music, and literature have built on this relationship to travel throughout America. Speakers will include artists, business leaders, academics, and renowned journalists.

This FREE event will be at 6.30pm on Tuesday 18th September

Playing at: Bruno Walter Auditorium — 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. also entrance at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, below 65th Street. New York, NY10023

Opening: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Closing: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Directed by: Origin Theatre Company

For Love

The mating habits and close encounters of a bunch of thirty- somethings are chronicled here in this dark blue comedy. Watch as these three women navigate the murky assault course of Dublin’s tricky nightlife, as they look for love in all the wrong faces. Is there more than a one night stand in Val’s future? Can Tina find the right dress if she’s got the wrong man? Should Bee hop into bed with a married man or just go to the zoo?… Or is there something else out there?

OVER 18 – NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Watch the electrifying promo trailer for the play here

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Written by Laoisa Sexton
with Georgina McKevitt, John Duddy, Jo Kinsella & Laoisa Sexton

Sept 25, 27, 30 at 7pm
Sept 29 at 4pm

PURCHASE YOUR 4 FOR $40 TICKET BY CLICKING HERE
This gains admission to 3 other shows in the Origin Theatre Company Next Generation series, which includes: BrendanFor LoveHouse Strictly Private & Jimmy Titanic

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

Opening: Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Closing: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Directed by: Jo Cattell

Jimmy Titanic

If you are going to find yourself in heaven, it may as well be in historic circumstances, like going down on the greatest ship ever built. Yet even now, 100 years later, angel Jimmy Boylan steps aboard Titanic every day – riding its notoriety, struggling with its legacy, forever consumed by ‘the Wondership’.

by Bernard McMullan
Performed by Colin Hamell

Sept 25, 28 at 9pm
Sept 29 at 7pm
Sept 30 at 4pm

PURCHASE YOUR 4 FOR $40 TICKET BY CLICKING HERE
This gains admission to 3 other shows in the Origin Theatre Company Next Generation series, which includes: BrendanFor LoveHouse Strictly Private & Jimmy Titanic

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

Opening: Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Closing: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Directed by: Carmel O’Reilly

Brendan

A recent Irish immigrant, Brendan now calls America home. But when a letter from Ireland brings more than just shocking news, Brendan struggles to find love and meaning in his new life. From award-winning playwright Ronan Noone comes a funny, evocative and wonderfully touching play about love, loss and coming to terms with leaving the past behind you.

By Ronan Noone
Cast includes: Dashiell Eaves, Kelly McAndrew, Sean Michael Bowles, Kevin Melendez, Nancy Walsh

Sept 26 at 7pm
Sept 27 & 29 at 9pm
Sept 30 at 1pm

PURCHASE YOUR 4 FOR $40 TICKET BY CLICKING HERE
This gains admission to 3 other shows in the Origin Theatre Company Next Generation series, which includes: BrendanFor LoveHouse Strictly Private & Jimmy Titanic

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

Opening: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Closing: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Directed by: David Sullivan

House Strictly Private

The Irish love to laugh and they love to cry and the McCracken family are no exception, especially when an elderly uncle dies a lot sooner than any of them were expecting. Faced with an uncertain future and a distorted past the McCracken’s get the chance of a lifetime to break-up, or stick together. House strictly private, is a dark-comedy set in rural Northern Ireland by Northern Irish playwright Jimmy Kerr (1st-Irish 2010, ‘Ardnaglass on the Air”).

“Jimmy Kerr has brought an ultimately unique and authentically Irish voice to the New York stage”. nytheatre.com

Written by Jimmy Kerr
Cast includes Jo Kinsella, Paul Moon & Jenny Sterlin

Sept 26 at 9pm
Sept 28 at 7pm
Sept 29 at 1pm
Sept 30 at 9pm

PURCHASE YOUR 4 FOR $40 TICKET BY CLICKING HERE
This gains admission to 3 other shows in the Origin Theatre Company Next Generation series, which includes: BrendanFor LoveHouse Strictly Private & Jimmy Titanic

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

Opening: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Closing: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Directed by: Laura Savia