The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is producing The Weir by Conor McPherson, one of Ireland’s hottest new playwrights. The play will run from October 22 to November 12 at the Steimke Theatre. A story full of ghostly tales and a tragic secret, it has been hailed as “a modern classic” by the Daily Telegraph. ♦
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For the first two weeks in October, Dublin will once again host a smorgasbord of exciting theater from throughout the Fair City. The eircom Dublin Theatre Festival will offer both epic and intimate productions and merge theater, film, and music. Kicking off the festival will be Dracula, the Music and Film, a one-of-a-kind production thatRead more..
For six weeks this fall, the Gate Theatre in Dublin will be barnstorming the U.S. with two acclaimed productions of Samuel Beckett’s plays Waiting for Godot and Krapp’s Last Tape. The tour will visit seven universities in the Midwest and West: University of Texas, University of Kansas, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Ohio StateRead more..
Thanks to an intensive campaign by some of Ireland’s leading writers and academics, a stay of execution was obtained on the elegant 18th-century farmhouse in Dublin where poet William Butler Yeats resided until his death in 1939. Located in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Riversdale was Yeats’ last home after the death of his friend Lady Gregory,Read more..
A love of lace is woven into the fabric of Irish life. ℘℘℘ Perhaps my favorite possession is my mother’s trousseau chest. Treasure chest is more apt since it’s filled with heirloom linens. Sheets and pillowcases embroidered by my grandmother whose work was so fine that the front and back are almost identical. Mother’s weddingRead more..
Frank Patterson, known around the world as “Ireland’s Golden Tenor,” died June 10 in New York at the age of 59. The death was caused by a brain tumor which was diagnosed in early May following treatment for a tumor of the ethnoid sinus. Many will miss the “Irish Ambassador of Song,” known not onlyRead more..