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LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY (Irish Heritage Theatre): 2018 Fringe review

A version of this review was also published on Foley Got Comped. Irish Heritage Theatre is purely a labor of love. All of the company members have day-jobs, rehearse 25…

Stephanie Iozzia and Ethan Lipkin in MAKING HISTORY. Photo by Carlos Forbes.
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MAKING HISTORY (Irish Heritage Theatre): A very human Irish history play

A great play for history buffs and hibernophiles.

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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.

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PLUTUS (Once More Theatre/P&P): Everything old is new again

A zany and relevant college production of Aristophanes’ rarely-produced ancient Greek comedy satirizes economic inequality and the random distribution of wealth.

The Boyle matriarch, Kirsten Quinn as Juno, with Ethan Lipkin as her husband Captain Jack, and Kevin Rodden as son Johnny. Photo by ALEXIS MAYER AND ARMEN PANDOLA

Peggy and the PAYCOCK: Interview with Peggy Mecham of Irish Heritage Theatre

Henrik Eger interviews Peggy Mecham about JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, the second part of playwright Sean O’Casey’s “Dublin Trilogy”.

Kevin Rodden, Kirsten Quinn, Gina Martino, Ethan Lipkin, and Dexter Anderson

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JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (IHT): A tragi-comic call for personal responsibility and peace in troubled times

The second installment in playwright Sean O’Casey’s tragi-comic “Dublin Trilogy” traces the misfortunes of a struggling Irish family during the Irish Civil War.

Kevin Rodden as Seamus Shields and Dexter Anderson as Donal Davoren in IHT’s THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN (Photo credit: Keith Miller)

SHADOW OF A GUNMAN (Irish Heritage Theatre): My great-grandfather—the shadow-less gunman

A tragic play gives this Irish American writer a newfound appreciation for his Irish heritage.

Kevin Rodden as Seamus Shields and Dexter Anderson as Donal Davoren in IHT’s THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN (Photo credit: Keith Miller)

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN (IHT): Humor and horror in the Irish homeland

Set during their fight for independence, this controversial two-act tragicomedy merges realism with poetry for an insightful and funny view of the Irish.

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A NIGHT WITH LADY G (Irish Heritage Theatre): A Trilogy of Proofs of the Irish Gift of Gab!

A NIGHT WITH LADY G features three one-act plays by Lady Augusta Gregory, a key force in the Irish Literary Revival and co-founder of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre