Tuesday, September 2, 2008

NY's First Irish Theatre Festival

Hard to believe it hasn't happened yet, but so was George C. Heslin, artistic director of Origin Theater Company, who organized the first ever Irish Theatere Festival in NY. With such notable Broadway names as Conor McPherson and Martin McDonagh, it's shocking to think this is the first stab at it, but, hey, stranger things have happened here in the Big Apple. Running now until 28 September, nine companies will present the plays of 13 writers at five locations, including Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs (which again is surprising that it's having it's NY premiere, since I saw it in Edinburgh last century and up at Williamstown at least five years ago). Check out the NYTimes article here.

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