Brian Friel

MAKING HISTORY (Irish Heritage Theatre): A very human Irish history play

A great play for history buffs and hibernophiles.

Leading the Blind: Interview with the director and cast of Irish Heritage Theatre’s MOLLY SWEENEY

We presented five questions to IRT’s Peggy Mecham, the director, and the three cast members: Kirsten Quinn as Molly Sweeney, the blind woman; Ethan Lipkin as the husband; and Michael P. Toner as the physician.

MOLLY SWEENEY (Irish Heritage Theatre): That the blind may see

Turn off your phones, step away from your laptops, and run, don’t walk to the Irish Heritage Theatre’s first ever Barrymore-eligible production.

TRANSLATIONS (Villanova): Mapping identity

When the British army renames the Irish village of Baille Baeg with an Anglicized name, the villagers must decide if it’s still the same place they’ve always known.

DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Curio): Casting Disaster

The summer of 1998, I permanently moved out of my mother’s house. (My mother moved down to Nashville abruptly and without me.) So I traveled to Ireland and saw Brian…