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Fri 26

Rooms

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - May 28 @ 8:00 pm

Podcast #39: T’he Emperor Jones’ and ‘Rebel in the Soul’

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Gwen Orel talks with Obi Abili and Ciarán O’Reilly of Irish Rep’s “The Emperor Jones,” and Larry Kirwan, author of Irish Rep’s “Rebel in the Soul.”

Enda Walsh’s ‘Arlington’ leaves an aftertaste

Gwen Orel says “Arlington” repeats on her, like acid reflux. That’s probably what Enda Walsh had in mind.

Enter Enda Walsh’s “Rooms” for an interesting hour of introspection

On a dreary New York afternoon this Saturday I took a diversion for an hour into the “Rooms” of playwright Enda Walsh.

Irish-American writer Jimmy Breslin dead at 88

Los Angeles Times columnist Jack Smith once described Breslin’s writing style as being “like an Irish wind that has blown through Queens and Harlem and Mutchie’s bar. It is a pound of Hemingway and a pound of Joyce and 240 pounds of Breslin.”

When Irish eyes are rolling… (Hail the Unnamed Irishman)

Trump read an Irish proverb he’s “heard for years.” Who trolled him into reading a Nigerian poem?

Irish Screen America Festival – NY Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd. – NYU Cantor Film Center

Alice Farrell had a blast covering the 2016 Irish Screen America Festival in New York at the NYU Cantor Film Center. The Festival is the brainchild of Irish film-maker/producer Niall McKay and his Deputy Director Clodagh Bowyer.

New York Tradfest, for the fourth time!

For the fourth year, Tony Demarco has organized New York Tradfest. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19th, at Pier A Harbor House, and should be a grand night!

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘The Public Image is Rotten’

Mike Fitzpatrick finds the dcoumentary ‘The Public Image is Rotten’, is a new departure with regards to the career of John Lydon and his cohorts.

Sephira cuts a rug

Erin Roll talks with Ruth and Joyce O’Leary, the vocalist and violinist sisters who make up the duo Sephira.

‘The Joshua Tree’ Is 30 years old today

U2’s “The Joshua Tree” turns 30! Released on March 9, 1987.

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Tribeca Film Festival: The Lovers is a Screwball Valentine

Suze Sylvester attends the Tribeca Film movie “The Lovers,” and finds it a “screwball comedy of a valentine.”

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Pilgrimage’

Mike Fitzpatrick finds “Pilgrimage” a rare, box-ticking, dramatic action movie– set in the 13th century.

Perfect Irish soda bread

The perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that has 5 ingredients and nothing else

New Book on Irish Music by L.E. McCullough

“What Whistle Would You Play at Your Mother’s Funeral?” is a far-ranging tour guide of the many unusual places scholar/performer L.E. McCullough has visited in search of the Irish music grail, and the hundreds of other performers, session-attenders and concert-goers met along the way.

Tribeca Film Festival: The strain in Spain stays mainly in the brain in ‘The Trip to Spain’

Suze Sylvester finds “The Trip to Spain” at Tribeca Film Festival fun, but light.

Podcast #38: Wils Wilson on ‘The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart;’ ‘Narcan’

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Gwen Orel talks to Wils Wilson about the brilliant piece by David Grieg, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.” Alice Farrell talks to actor Peter Halpin about the short film “Narcan.”

‘The Penitent’ is not absolved

‘The Penitent,’ David Mamet’s latest play, is better than ‘China Doll.’ That’s a low bar.

‘If I Forget’ asks when does history predict the future?

“If I Forget” presents a family drama with aspirations to questions of identity.

Podcast #39: T’he Emperor Jones’ and ‘Rebel in the Soul’

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Gwen Orel talks with Obi Abili and Ciarán O’Reilly of Irish Rep’s “The Emperor Jones,” and Larry Kirwan, author of Irish Rep’s “Rebel in the Soul.”

Podcast #38: Wils Wilson on ‘The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart;’ ‘Narcan’

Play

Gwen Orel talks to Wils Wilson about the brilliant piece by David Grieg, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.” Alice Farrell talks to actor Peter Halpin about the short film “Narcan.”