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'Poet' touches on hot-button issues 'Poet' touches on hot-button issues
A biting requiem for a bygone dreamer is heard wailing through the walls at the Irish Repertory Theatre this week, as the bell tolls for the modern...
Life and time are one in 'The Same' Life and time are one in 'The Same'
Who among us, when we by chance happen upon something or someone from our yesteryears, has not known the unmistakable feeling: a rush of comfort, a...
"Made by God' doesn't judge "Made by God' doesn't judge
In an age where social argument has reached a fever pitch and divisiveness towards the other opinion is at breaking point, it is vital to realize t...
A Festival of Remembrance A Festival of Remembrance
As all that is well must end well, so too does the 14th annual Origin’s 1st Irish Festival, which concluded on Monday with reflections of hope and ...
Streamed plays focusing on place Streamed plays focusing on place
The recordings of stories can be heard humming over the ocean this week, as two Irish theatre companies present their new plays from sea to shining...
Boucicault holds nothing back: Moore Boucicault holds nothing back: Moore
The Irish Repertory Theatre is bringing drama back to the New York streets, with their latest on-stage production this season, Dion Boucicault’s “T...
A tale of two cities, both New York A tale of two cities, both New York
The times may change, but the streets of New York remain the same for the Irish Repertory Theatre’s holiday production of “The Streets of New York,...
Rationality loses meaning in her world Rationality loses meaning in her world
Wounds that are left to linger, anger unquelled, and atrocities left unanswered, need a place to be spoken, and to be heard, before it’s too late. ...
Dueling banjos between two maestros Dueling banjos between two maestros
As a lifelong disciple of Bob Dylan, the thought of hearing his lyrics belted out from the footlights and kitsch of Broadway appeared to be, in all...
Coping with slow theft of time Coping with slow theft of time
This is how the world ends: not with a “bang,” but with an interlude of anger and laughter, before all has gone quieter, darker and still. That is ...
Theatre will survive: Rep’s O’Reilly Theatre will survive: Rep’s O’Reilly
A curtain is raised on the proscenium of New York, and the great work of drama begins on our hallowed stages once more. There is something to be do...