1st Irish 2014

Boys and Girls

Presented by Murmur Productions

DO NOT BRING YOUR KIDS (or do, but it might scar them for life).

Boys and Girls follows four characters across a single night; two get lucky, two don’t.

Emerging from the Irish spoken word scene, this play paints the Dublin nightscape in pyrotechnic verse; 4 intercut voices muse, tease, and rant in an ever-escalating rhythm.

It’s quite dirty, quite funny, quite mental, and a bit sad. (Seriously, don’t bring your kids.)

By Dylan Coburn Gray
With Ronan Carey, Sean Doyle, Maeve O‘Mahony and Claire O‘Reilly

After sold-out runs at the Dublin Theatre Festival

‘IF YOU WANT BRAVE NEW WRITING, HERE IS YOUR SALVATION.’
-Irish Times

Run time: 50 minutes, no intermission

Tue, Wed & Thu 7:15, Fri 8:15, Sat 2:15 & 8:15, Sun 3:15 & 7:15
$25.00 (59E59 MEMBERS $17.50) Reservations: 212-279-4200
Sunday Evening Special – 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 at 7:15 – $15
www.59E59.org

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

Opening: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Closing: Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Directed by: Dylan Coburn Gray

Waiting for Godot

Presented by: New Yiddish Rep

Somewhat astonishingly, one of the most enigmatic plays of the 20th century — Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” — is now making new sense. In Yiddish.

The New Yiddish Rep’s much-lauded world premiere of “Vartn af Godo,” a surprise hit of the 2013-14 season, returns to New York after its European premiere at the 3rd annual Happy Days Enniskillen International

By Samuel Beckett
Translated by Shane Baker
Cast: Shane Baker,Rafael Goldwaser, Nicholas Jenkins, David Mandelbaum,  Allen Lewis Rickman,

Sept 4 – 21, Thurs thru Sat  at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

$65 & $45 Reservations: 212-868-4444

Playing at: Barrow St Theatre — 27 Barrow St, at 7th Ave, south of Christopher St

Opening: Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Closing: Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Directed by: Moshe Yassur

Dock’s, Sock’s & Jock’s

Presented by Rafters Road Theatre Company & Laf Productions

Richie “Yum Yum” Jenkins is not just having a bad day, he is having a bad week.
After befriending a Muslim food vendor and a run-in with a Real Estate agent he now finds himself locked up in the police station at the hands of his nemesis Sargent Jones.
Richie pleads that he is “just” an innocent criminal but the Sargent is having none of it.

By Anto Nolan
Cast: Anto Nolan

Sept 10,12 at 9pm
11,13 at 7pm

$18, Reservations: 212-868-4444
www.1stIrish.org

Playing at: Times Square Arts Center — 300 West 43rd St. bet 8th & 9th Ave, 4th floor

Opening: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Closing: Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Directed by: Laurence Lowry

Brassneck

Presented by Brass Neck Theatre

Man In The Moon is an hilarious rollercoaster, Sean Doran hasn¹t had the best of luck, If this guy bought a duck, it would drown.
One man¹s tender story to overcome what life has to offer with the help of a carryout over looking the Half Moon Lake.

By Pearse Elliott
Cast: Ciaran Nolan

$25, Reservations 212-868-4444
www.1stIrish.org

Playing at: Times Square Arts Center — 300 West 43rd St. bet 8th & 9th Ave, 4th floor

Opening: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Closing: Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Directed by: Tony Devlin

The McGowan Trilogy

Presented by The Cell, Founding Artistic director: Nancy Manocherian

THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY tells of Irish revolutionary Victor McGowan; cold blooded, warm-hearted and conflicted. In DANCING AT LUNACY, McGowan ignores court martial protocol.  In THE LONG WET GRASS, McGowan is forced to choose between his commitment to the cause and a woman who was his childhood companion. In BOYS SWAM BEFORE ME, McGowan faces painful revelations from his past.

By Seamus Scanlon
Cast: Paul Nugent, Cindy Boyle, Philip Callen, Matt Golden, Conor McIntyre, Anna Nugent

Thurs – Sun 7pm
$18 Reservations: 800-838-3006
www.telling-fruit.flywheelsites.com

Playing at: The Cell —  338 West 23rd Street (btw 8th & 9th Aves), NY 10011

Opening: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Closing: Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Directed by: Kira Simring

Ireland’s Got Mammies

New York Irish Center presents

Colm O’ Regan with his live stand-up comedy show, ‘Ireland’s Got Mammies’

Do you have a son working in something to do with computers’?, ‘Had you to ask the young one in the shop to put the credit on the phone’? Did you ‘have the pavlova’? If you answered yes to any of those questions or know a delightful lady who can, then Ireland’s Got Mammies is the show for you.

Colm brings the world of the Irish Mother to life in a unique and dotey way. Exploring topics ranging from teatowel hierarchy to the importance of a Safe Place for things, this show will make you see Mammy in a new light. If she’s around bring her along. But give her plenty of notice.

Warning – this show may be best accompanied with tea and a bun

Starring Irish Comedian, Colm O’ Regan

Sept 12th & 13th, 8.00pm
$25, Student/Senior $20 Reservations: 212-868-4444
www.1stIrish.org

One stop to/from Grand Central on the 7 train.
Vernon/Jackson Avenue Stop – Jackson Exit

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

Opening: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Closing: Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Directed by: Colm O’ Regan

Réiltín

Presented by Fibin

Réiltín is a fallout girl. This is not how her life was supposed to be – she was destined to be a singer. She needs to escape her dead-end world before it is too late. Back for one night only, Réiltín is about to give the gig of her life.

Fíbín are well-known for their highly visual and energetic productions and “Réiltín” is no different, featuring music, video and original songs composed by Simon Noble and performed by Clíona Ní Chiosáin.

Writer and Director: Paul Mercier
Composer: Simon Noble
With Clíona Ní Chiosáin

Sept 16,18,19,20 at 7pm
Subway F to 2nd Ave
$25 Reservations: 212 868-4444 www.1stIrish.org

Playing at: Arlene’s Grocery

Opening: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Closing: Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Directed by: Paul Mercier

IKEA

Presented by Wicked Angles

Waiting for IKEA was the first show in the history of Dublin Fringe
Festival, to sell out in advance, and you will see why when you meet Chrissie and Jade who spend their days in pyjama’s; waiting. Set in the heart of inner city Dublin, where night wear is day wear and bitching is everywhere. Waiting for IKEA is a heart-warming story of friendship, family, community and sun-bed obsessives.

By Georgina McKevitt & Jacinta Sheerin
Cast Includes Georgina McKevitt & Laoisa Sexton

‘The script is sharp and laugh-out-loud funny’, Irish Theatre Magazine.

Sept 17,19,25,27 at 7pm
18,20,24,26,28 at 9pm

$18 Reservations: 212-868-4444
www.1stIrish.org

Playing at: Times Square Arts Center — 300 West 43rd St. bet 8th & 9th Ave, 4th floor

Opening: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Closing: Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Directed by: Alan King

Breaking Ground

Presented by Origin Theatre Company

Building on our program of new plays Origin Theatre invites you to observe the journey as the creative process begins. Watch 4 writers break ground with new work in an evening of theatre laboratory.

Writers include Bernard McMullen, Charlotte Delaney, Fiona Walsh, Tim Ruddy

Reservations 212 868 4444
info@origintheatre.org

Playing at: A.R.T. New York Studios at 520 — ART New York, 520 8th Avenue, NY10018 (between 36/37 Street)

Opening: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Closing: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Four Women And A Boat

Presented by Double Decker & NYU Glucksman Ireland House

FOUR WOMEN AND A BOAT, a comedy in two acts, centers on a group of friends in their golden years, who go on a cruise around “the islands”.  This voyage becomes an unexpected journey of love, laughter and tears…and one very unexpected shipmate.

By Geraldine Hughes & Jimmy Kerr
Cast: Charlotte Moore, Terry Donnelly, Bairbe Dowling, Jo Kinsella & Ciaran O’Reilly

Sept 18th 7pm
Free event, Reservations: info@origintheatre.org

Bet Washington Sq North & 8th St

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

Opening: Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Closing: Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Directed by: Geraldine Hughes

The Irish Pub, A Documentary

Presented by New York Irish Center in collaboration with Atom Films

This film is a eulogy to one of Ireland’s most treasured institutions. The Irish Pub is a look at Ireland and who we are as a people. The priceless stories these pub owners tell of history, culture, politics, sports and religion, and how we are when we gather together.

Produced by Alex Fegan

Q&A to follow with the film’s producers

8.15pm

$13 Reservations: 212- 868-4444
www.1stIrish.org

Only one stop on the 7 train from Grand Central right
at the Vernon/Jackson Ave. stop.

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

Opening: Friday, September 19th, 2014
Closing: Friday, September 19th, 2014

Directed by: Alex Fegan

Heaney & Healey – A Celebration

Presented by NYU Glucksman Ireland House

In 2014 two of Ireland’s most respected writers Seamus Heaney and Dermot Healy left us. Join us for this unique tribute as we present and evening of 2 award winning documentaries for the first time in America.

Seamus Heaney PostScript – Imeall
The Writing in the Sky – Dermot Healy

$10, Reservations:212-868-4444
www.1stIrish.org

Playing at: The Cantor Film Center — 36 East 8th St

Opening: Friday, September 19th, 2014
Closing: Friday, September 19th, 2014

Between Lands & Legends

Presented by Emerald Footprints Drama Group & the New York Irish Center

Niamh O’ Hara, a child of the digital age is entrusted by her class to take charge of an important homework assignment. Niamh is left feeling powerless when she discovers that Granny O’ Hara’s apartment doesn’t even have an Internet connection! Can Granny O’ Hara and all her wisdom save the day? Niamh isn’t too hopeful but soon discovers there is much more to Granny O Hara than meets the eye…

By Jane Mc Carter
Cast: Members of Emerald Footprints Drama Group, an ensemble cast aged between 7-12 years old.

Niamh O’Hara, a child of the digital age, is entrusted by her class to take charge of an important homework assignment. Niamh is left feeling powerless when she discovers that Granny O’ Hara’s apartment doesn’t even have an Internet connection! Can Granny O’ Hara and all her wisdom save the day? Niamh isn’t too hopeful but soon discovers there is much more to Granny O’Hara than meets the eye…
This is a charming & witty tale that highlights the significance of our grandparents & seniors, the wonder of timeless legends & the gift that lies within the ‘passing down’ of these cultural gemstones from generation to generation.
Performed by the children of ‘Emerald Footprints’ Drama group as part of the 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2014

Sept 21ST, 3PM

$20 Kids/SENIORS $15
FAMILY TICKET (2 Adults 2 Kids $60.00)
Reservations 212-868-444
www.1stIrish.org

One stop to/from Grand Central on the 7 train.
Vernon/Jackson Avenue Stop – Jackson Exit

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

Opening: Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Closing: Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Directed by: Jane Mc Carter

The Big Green Apple – ‘With Love From’

Presented by The Attic Studio

Five world premier Short Plays.

This transatlantic collaboration between The Attic Studio Dublin and Origin NYC is a festival must. Come see what happens when you offer playwrights a title theme ‘With Love From…’ and a two day deadline! The result is an exhilarating evening of theatre not to be missed!

Jane Mulcahy ‘After the Eulogy’

Aisling McLaughlin ‘Waiting for Ebbets’

Paul Kennedy ‘Til the Ocean is Hung Out to Dry’

Órla Mc Govern ‘Kitchen’

Karl O’Neill ‘Where Have All The Roses Gone?’

Sept 22 & 23 8pm

$25, Reservations: 212-868-4444
www.1stIrish.org

Playing at: Times Square Arts Center — 300 West 43rd St. bet 8th & 9th Ave, 4th floor

Opening: Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Closing: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Directed by: Henning Hegland

Mercy Of Trees

Presented by Northern Dispensary

An immersive theatrical experience set in the hauntingly majestic halls of Jefferson Market Library and Garden, a cast of dancers, singers, musicians and storytellers come together under the direction of Russell Patrick Brown to create a magical evening. An epic journey to the borders of human consciousness begins.

“For one night only, travel in the footsteps of the world’s last wizard as he opens the pages of European-American myth and history to reveal the fading Mercy of Trees.

By Russell Patrick Brown

Saturday Sep 27th 8pm

Free Event, Reservations: 212-868-4444
www.1stIrish.org

Playing at: Jefferson Market Library

Opening: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Closing: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Directed by: Russell Patrick Brown