Being Behan

Being Behan performed at the Irish Classical Theatre, Buffalo, NY

Special guest director! A drinker with a writing problem. The spirit of Ireland’s most notorious playwright Brendan Behanhumorist, songster, rabble-rouser, storyteller supreme, rebel and all-round entertaineris brilliantly captured in this highly original and outrageously funny play by Jim Sheridan (Oscar winning film, My Left Foot) and Peter Sheridan (Borstal Boy).  They bring to life the larger-than-life character of Behan from his early days as a young IRA rebel in England to his later incarnation as the life and soul of every pub in Dublin. Peter Sheridan, co-author and brother of Jim and friend of the Behan family, comes from Dublin to direct.

" ... an irreverent yet thoughtful assessment of the life of a remarkable man." - Anthony Chase, ARTVOICE

"... a fine entertaining evening, lots of humor, lots of action." - Willy Rogue Donaldson, Night-Life Magazine

"It is a treat to witness this production ... What a view." - Ben Siegel, The Buffalo News

Read Reviews in their entirety here.


Directed by ICTC Guest Director Peter Sheridan
Vincent O'Neill as older Behan
Joe Liolos as younger Behan
Adriano Gatto as all the other Characters


March 21 - April 14, 2013
Thurs., Fri., Sat., 7:30PM;
Sat., 3PM; Sun., 2PM

Running Time:  2 hrs. 15 min. (including one 15-min. intermission)