Eden – Eugene O’Brien

Despite great theatrical monologues from Irish dramatists including Beckett and Friel, new voices in Irish theatre are inevitably finding themselves in the shadow of Conor McPherson, who has virtually cornered the market on the form in the past decade.  ...

The First Picture Show

Suggested reading: Bad Women: Regulating Sexuality in Early American Cinema (1995), Janet Staiger And the Mirror Cracked: Feminist Cinema and Film Theory (1998), Anneke Smelik Black Women Film and Video Artists (1998), Jacqueline Bobo (Editor)  ...

The Birthday Party

By Harold Pinter Irish Classical Theatre Company Buffalo, NY January 21, 2007 There’s more to Buffalo than chicken wings, impressive architecture, and the birthplace of alternating current. OK, so that last one was big. Buffalo, a well-kept- secret-of-a-town, is  ...

Hay Fever

... Hay Fever has been described as a comedy of bad manners. Unfortunately, Declan Donnellan has turned Coward's wickedly funny and deceptively vicious play into something more akin to a burlesque. In the process he has also dulled the  ...

Dirty Blonde – Claudia Shear

"I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde." Some Mae West fans can quote every line from every film and then some. In Claudia Shear's play with music, lots of recognizable West lines have been  ...

Linda Eder

She is a beautiful woman, charming, confident, at ease with herself. She has a singing instrument that is remarkable, with a very wide range, power sufficient to belt out songs in the best Broadway tradition, and breath control  ...

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy adapted by Helen Edmundson Dublin: Gate Theatre 5th December to 3rd February, 2007 Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina appeared first in a serialized form between 1875 and 1877, a period during which its author was undergoing a profound  ...