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THE UNSUNG HERO On June 17 at Irish Heritage Center

IHC_Unsung HeroTHE UNSUNG HERO by award-winning Irish playwright David Gilna is an unforgotten love story from Easter week 1916 between Michael O’Rahilly, (The O’Rahilly) the Co-Founder of The Irish Volunteers and his wife Nancy O’Rahilly, Vice-President of the Cumann na mBan.

Starring Michael “Mick” Mellamphy (Red Dead Redemption 2, Seafarer, Law & Order, Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and The Paycock, The Plough and The Stars) a company member of the famed Irish Repertory Theatre and the newly appointed Artistic Director of The Origin Theatre Company.

David Gilna is an award-winning playwright, producer & performer from Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland best known for his plays My Bedsit Window & The Unsung Hero.

THE UNSUNG HERO will be performed live on the IHC Stage, June 17th at 7 PM.

Tickets are:
$25 for IHC Members
$27 for IHC Guests
$30 Day of

For tickets, visit www.simpletix.com/e/the-unsung-hero-tickets-105069

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FEAR OF HEIGHTS Coming to Irish Heritage Center

IHC_Fear of Heights promoFear of Heights, a one man show by comedian & actor Kevin Flynn, examines the American experience through the lens of his Irish immigrant family. Flynn’s father and grandfather were both steelworkers and inspired the title of this work. Flynn’s grandfather (Paddy Flynn) was featured in the iconic photo from 1932 of 11 workers sitting on a steel beam high above Manhattan, casually enjoying their lunch break. After doing some more research on the Flynn family history, Fear of Heights was born.

Fear of Heights examines what it means to be a man and how one generation measures success relative to their forebears — themes that run throughout this hilarious biographical work.

Kevin Flynn is a stand-up comedian, actor, television host, and Founder/Executive Director of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, which benefits Stand Up and Learn, a comedy education program that teaches kids confidence, creativity, & communication skills through the medium of stand-up comedy.

Performances are Fri-Sat. May 27-28 at 7pm

Tickets are $25 for IHC Members, $27 for IHC Guests & $30 day of performance.

Click here to purchase your tickets!

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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
THE SELFISH GIANT & THE HAPPY PRINCE

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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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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Stage Manager Needed for OUTSIDE MULLINGER at Irish Heritage Center

IATC_logoIrish Heritage Center is looking for a Stage Manager for their production of OUTSIDE MULLINGER. There is a stipend available. This production will begin rehearsal in mid March and perform The last two weekends of April. The director is Karen O’Brien.

Additionally, this production will perform at the Acting Irish International Theater Festival in Rochester, NY on May 12th at the 2PM time-slot. The SM is not required to attend this, but should s/he decide to do so, the Acting Irish International Theater Festival and the IATC (which is the Irish American Theater Company) will pay for the room (multi occupancy), and the gas (carpooling possible) and Festival admittance.

More details can be obtained from Maureen Kennedy at 513.225.6915 or at info@irishcenterofcincinnati.cominfo@irishcenterofcincinnati.com.

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