Stages, Virtual

Theater, Virtually: Actor/Clown Bill Irwin Re-creates Samuel Beckett’s Irish Voice in On Beckett / In Screen

The other night I watched Bill Irwin repeat his bravura performance of On Beckett in a new version adapted for livestreaming. I saw the original in October 2018 at Irish […]

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Review, Stages, Theater

Virtual Travel, Virtual Theater:  Irish Rep Streams Moving Production of Friel’s Molly Sweeney

  When I’m in New York, I always make it a point to see the current production at Irish Repertory Theatre in the Chelsea neighborhood, one of the best off-Broadway […]

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Stages, Theater

New York Review: The Rise and Fall of a Dublin Family in O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock 

The tragedy of Ireland’s civil war and religious separatism still haunts the country, its citizens and expatriates, wherever they may live in the world. It’s well to remember, after this […]

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Beyond, Stages, Theater

New York Review: Irish Rep Explores Ireland in Civil War With The Shadow of a Gunman

  Third Coast Review’s chief theater critic is spending the month of March in New York. This is is the first of her dispatches on New York theater and other […]

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Review, Stages, Theater

Stage Shorts: Three New York Plays Celebrating Solo Performers

The three plays I saw last weekend in New York provided insights into how theater works, and emphasized language and physicality. Two are one-person performances and the third strongly highlights […]

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