Home is where the soul is: Brian Friel’s ‘The Home Place’

“The Home Place,” Brian Friel’s last play, is full of Chekhovian atmosphere, and it packs a punch too.

The Irish Rep Throws A Party

Mark Butler reports on Irish Rep’s groundbreaking in September– full of hardhats and song!

A Step back in Time for some Christmas Spirit

Philomena Connors tracks and finds Christmas spirit in the Irish Rep.’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play” and finds it masterful, even if you don’t remember the film.

Juno, A Feast for the Eyes

Philomena Connors finds Juno and the Paycock surprisingly humorous and a feast for the senses.

Theatre Review: New Girl in Town

Margaret Loesser Robinson, Patrick Cummings , Cliff Bemis (Carol Rosegg) How It’s New York: Irish Rep is one of the city’s best producing houses, and the cast is full of NY regulars. What’s more, Eugene O’Neill spent a lot of time here. How It’s Irish: O’Neill was of Irish descent, and the romantic lead, Matt, […]

A Child’s Christmas in Wales Brings Christmas Home at Irish Rep

Danielle Erin Rhodes, Ashley Robinson (@Carol Rosegg) How It’s New York: Dylan Thomas, who wrote the short story that underpins A Child’s Christmas in Wales in Concert, running at Irish Repertory Theatre through Dec. 31, died days after a drinking binge at New York’s White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village in 1953. The show is […]

Dancing at Lughnasa Is Light On Its Feet – Review

How It’s New York:  Irish Repertory Theatre is one of New York’s finest companies, and has become a fixture not only in the Irish but in the New York theatre world.  And this production of Brian Friel’s  Dancing at Lughnasa: A Playwas a huge hit on Broadway Plymouth Theatre 20 years ago.  It won the […]

Cocktails with Giants: Gabriel Byrne presents Irish American Writers and Artists Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 17

How It’s New York:  Irish American Writers and Artists is a New York organization, and many of New York’s most lauded artists will be around.  Previous recipients include actor Brian Dennehy, Tony-Award winner and Oscar nominee, and William Kennedy, author of nine novels including a Pulitzer Prize Winner who received the first award granted in […]

I Was Blind, and Now I See… maybe. Review of MOLLY SWEENEY at Irish Rep

Simone Kirby as Molly Sweeney describes pleasure… from Irish Repertory Theatre’s haunting production Simone Kirby (Carol Rosegg) “Unfolding before your eyes is a production that brings to life all the terrible pain of hope.  You just don’t see the world the same way afterwards.”  Monologue driven plays are not my favorite format, and Brian Friel’s […]