A Life

A Life performed at the Irish Classical Theatre, Buffalo, NY

Dublin, the present and 40 years ago. Following the remarkable international success of Hugh Leonard’s autobiographical comedy, Da, the playwright wrote A Life, a beautiful sequel with most of the same characters. He uses an extraordinarily original dramatic device, tracing the lives of his central characters as both teenagers and adults simultaneously, with the two worlds weaving in and out of each other, playing the past against the present, and the immediacy of reality against the charm of selective memory. The fascinating main character, Drumm, is one of the great roles and characters in modern Irish drama, as he comes to terms with his life, and exchanges barbs and witticisms with his lifelong nemesis, Da. Humane, witty and touching, A Life is a remarkable play which will find a place in the hearts of every audience member.
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Colleen Gaughan as Dolly
Josephine Hogan as Mary
Gerry Maher as Kearns
Joe Liolos as Desmond
Jamie Nablo as Dorothy
Genevieve Lerner as Mibs
Patrick G. McGee as Lar
Starring ICTC Artistic Director Vincent O'Neill as Drumm
Directed by ICTC Producing Director Fortunato Pezzimenti

Dates/Curtain Times

Open Rehearsal Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Subscribers, call 853-ICTC (4282) to reserve your seats.

June 6 - June 30, 2012
Thurs., Fri., Sat., 7:30PM;
Sat., 3PM; Sun., 2PM