The eighth annual Festival of Irish Theater begins this week in NYC with a month of both FREE and ticketed events. Performances include drama, comedy, music and more at locations in Manhattan and Queens. Ticketed performances range from $10 to $75.
FREE events are:
Sept. 12 – Northern Exposure, a discussion about the vibrant cultural landscape of Northern Ireland. At the NYU Glucksman Ireland House in Greenwich Village.
Sept 15 – Salon. Irish American Writers and Artists present an evening of readings and performances, at The Cell, 338 West 23rd St.
Sept. 19 – Breaking Ground. Origin Theatre Company presents new short plays presented by their writers. At New York Studios, 520 Ninth Ave.
Sept. 24 – Summertime. The American Irish Historical Society presents David Ireland’s play, about how unusually high summer temperatures have a disturbing affect on a man’s troubled mind. At The American Irish Historical Society, 991 Fifth Avenue.
Sept. 25 – The Holy Holy Bus is a madcap adventure about a bus that leaves Belfast to see the holy sites of Northern Ireland. Presented in association with the WB Yeats Society of New York. At the National Arts Club, 15 Grammercy Park South.
Note that reservations required for all FREE events, to ensure space. Email [email protected]
See these two websites for information about ticketed events: www.1stirish.org and www.59e59.org