How It’s Irish: In the Wilderness features Irish and Irish-American characters and has an Irish-American playwright.
Guess we can’t assign him to review it– but we can’t wait to be there!
I have been silent on the New York Irish Arts blog since around Saint Patrick’s Day, because not long after that grand day, I began working on the production of my play, In the Wilderness, which opens at the Bleecker Street Theatre on May 31st. It has been a very busy couple of months!
The play will be part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York’s premiere eco-friendly/socially-conscious arts festival. Every show in the Festivity benefits a charity or social cause. In the Wilderness will be raising awareness and funds for the The Mercy Center for women in the South Bronx, the poorest zip code in the United States.
I am very fortunate to have an outstanding cast and crew for this production. Veteran director and actor, Richard Butler, is directing In the Wilderness and his brother, playwright and composer, Mark Butler, is co-producing the show with Boann Books and Media. Mark Speeney and Lee Collins are our stage manager and technical director, respectively, as well as our jacks-of-all-trades.
Cristina Torres as Carmen Marquez
Edward Raube-Wilson as Bill Thorpe
Hannah Timmons as Kate Farrell
Nirayl Wilcox* as Tawana
Marilyn Mineo as Minerva
Octavia Chavez-Richmond as Lily
Saturday 6/2/12 – 6:30pm
Saturday 6/9/12 – 11:30am
Monday 6/11/12 – 4:30pm
Thursday 6/14/12 – 10:00pm
Sunday 6/17/12 – 2:00pm