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September 3 to October 1, 2012

Auditions, Zoe’s Auditions Part 2

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 to Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

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 … Continue reading

Fly Me to the Moon

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 to Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Playing at: 59E59 Theaters

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 … Continue reading

EXHIBITION: Photos of the Irish Imagination

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 to Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Playing at: Consulate General of Ireland

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 … Continue reading

Silent

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 to Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Playing at: Irish Arts Center

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 … Continue reading

‘Damn Yeats, We’ll Write Our Own Plays’ – a review of the theatre in Ulster in the 20th century

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 to Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Playing at: NYU Glucksman Ireland House

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 … Continue reading

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN – 1ST IRISH ON FILM: Dancing at Lughnasa

Friday, September 7th, 2012 to Friday, September 21st, 2012

Playing at: New York Irish Center

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 … Continue reading

New Girl in Town

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 to Friday, September 14th, 2012

Playing at: Irish Repertory Theatre

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 … Continue reading

Setanta Murphy

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 to Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Playing at: The American Irish Historical Society

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 … Continue reading

Hard Times: An American Musical

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 to Sunday, September 30th, 2012

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 … Continue reading

Paperboy

Monday, September 17th, 2012 to Monday, September 17th, 2012

Playing at: The National Arts Club

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 … Continue reading

DISCUSSION: Celtic Cross Over – The Impact of Celtic Nations on New York from Broadway to Wall St.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 to Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Playing at: Bruno Walter Auditorium

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 … Continue reading

For Love

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 to Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

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 … Continue reading

Jimmy Titantic

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 to Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

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 … Continue reading

Brendan

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 to Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

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, … Continue reading

House Strictly Private

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 to Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre

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 … Continue reading

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