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THE SELFISH GIANT and THE HAPPY PRINCE Online Jan. 23 via Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati

IATC_logoFrom Ireland Oscar Wilde’s best loved short stories
Adapted for the Stage

Friday January 23, 2021 at 7PM

  “A Virtuoso Performance, Hungerly Appealing, A tonic for our times”      Irish Independent

Accompanied by a haunting musical score
With poet/ actor/ story teller Gary Jermyn
Actors/ Story tellers  Michael James Ford and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh

One show only!!  Performance is Virtual online to your home. There is limited social distanced seating in the Irish Center Theater on The Big Screen. Reservations a must for theater seating!

Tickets $15 per person.  Help keep the arts alive at the Irish Heritage Center with your ticket orders.

Go to www.IrishCenterofCincinnati.com and click on the Box Office tab OR call the Irish Center at 513-533-0100

Award-winning actors feature Selfish Giant Puppets in the first performance; Great for children and adults of all ages.

Consider becoming a member of the Irish Heritage Center. The Center welcomes all ages and ethnicities and provides a wide range of programming including Theater, Music, Art Exhibits, Dance, Genealogy, Celebrations & Commemorations.

Contained within its 44,000 square feet of space are an Irish Pub, Library, Museum, , Children’s Room, Tea Room and more. Space Rentals are available for private events as are leased office areas.

Want to book a Tea, Help with Travel to Ireland, buy from the Irish shop, attend  Drive in Concerts, celebrate Bloomsday, Mardi Gras, or St. Patrick’s Day? It’s all available here! Volunteer opportunities are available too.

Come and join in the fun as pandemic restrictions lift. We want to meet you!!

Maureen Kennedy
Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati, Co-Founder
The Irish American Theater Company, Founder
3905 Eastern Avenue
Cincinnati Ohio 45226
Irish Center 513-533-0100

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PORT AUTHORITY Runs April 12-14

IATC_Port Authority logoPORT AUTHORITY
Irish American Theater Company
April 12-14
Irish Heritage Center for Greater Cincinnati [East End]

Directed by Maureen A. Kennedy

Cast: Kent Covey, Eric Kilpatrick & Mick McEvilley

The play tells of three interwoven lives, the “three ages of man” – Kevin, a boy leaves home for the first time; Dermot is a man who starts a job for which he is unqualified and chosen by mistake; Joe is a widower pensioner and is sent a mysterious package. The common thread is what could have happened, and did not, in the three lives presented.

  • Fri-Sat, April 12-13 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 14 at 6:30pm

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Auditions Announced for VAS YOU EVER IN ZINZINNATI PADDY? at Irish American Theater Company

IATC_logoThe Irish American Theater Company (IATC) will hold auditions for their up and coming fall musical VAS YOU EVER IN ZINZINNATI PADDY? on June 19th & 20th and June 26th – 28th by appointment only.

This is a New Musical written by William H.A. Williams award winning playwright of “Thou it Were Ten Thousand Miles,” “Maggie Murphy’s Home,” and more. The piece is directed by Maureen A. Kennedy, Artistic Director and founder of the IATC.

The IATC has been honored with accolades & is recipient of many Best Of awards over the years. The company travels yearly for the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in addition to performing locally.

Set in the 1890’s German and the Irish immigrants learn to assimilate, and not always in expected ways. The high jinks that result will keep audiences entertained from beginning to end.

Full of fun, politics, drink and various themes of days gone by, the playwright’s story line is carried by singing, music, dance, and by story-telling / narration.

We are casting all roles, teens thru middle-agers, playing Americans, Irish and Germans.
There are 16 total parts, 11 of which are singing roles.

**Looking for a strong Irish Tenor and Stage Manger/Costumer/Set Designer/Lighting Designer too, plus chorus roles, a tuba player, and Irish and German dancers.

Show will be on September 22, 2018. The performance and rehearsals will be at the Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226.

Rehearsals begin in early August on week day evenings and on weekends during the daytime – the schedule will depend on the given role.

Schedule your audition soonest; send your resume and a photo to irishtheatercincy@twc.com or call 513.533.-0100.

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Actor Needed for FAITH at Irish American Theatre Company

iatc_irish-theatre-festival-logoThe Irish American Theatre Company, needs your help! Our show is called FAITH, it’s a new play by Irish playwright, Paul Meade. We held the national premiere of the play in January as part of the First Irish Theatre Festival. I have had an actor drop out and I am in desperate need of a replacement.

The play is about a middle aged man who is dealing with a lot of middle aged issues- he’s lost his job, he’s trying to run the household, he feels he has no control over his life, and on top of all of that, he’s battling depression. He meets a man who offers him a new job and outlook on life. The play follows the character’s (Michael) journey through his highs and lows. His battles with anxiety, depression, medication, and he gets caught between the two most important people in his life- his wife and his friend. Both want what’s best for him, but they forget to ask the most important person of all – Michael.

The play will run two shows in Cincinnati, May 18 and 19. Then we will take the show to the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Calgary, Canada. http://actingirish.com/ The admission to the festival, play tickets, and rooms (if staying with the other actors) are paid for. You will need to supply your own way to Canada. Calgary is about a 19hr drive from Cincy or a plane ticket.

Let me know if you are interested in this fantastic role. You can reach the director, Michelle Crowley, by my cell 859-750-6773.

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FAITH Runs Jan. 19-21

IATC_Faith logoFAITH
Irish American Theatre Company
Jan. 19-21
Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati [East End]

Directed by Michelle Crowley

It all started with a card trick, or was it a flip of a coin? Michael hasn’t been himself since he lost his job, but a chance meeting turns his life upside down. As if losing his job, battling depression, and the approaching shadow of middle age, now he has to decide his next move: stay in the past or test the angels.

  • Fri, Jan. 19 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 21 at 3pm

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