After a near two year absence, live audiences have returned to Irish Classical Theatre. And the production that inaugurated the company is back again, nestled into it’s home stage, which may never have been dreamt of 30 years ago. Irishman Samuel Beckett‘s WAITING FOR GODOT is on the boards and audiences can once again ponder it’s… Read more »
In many ways, Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” is the signature play of Irish Classical Theatre Company. This is the script that introduced brothers Chris and Vincent O’Neill to Buffalo more than 30 years ago. Its success inspired their decision to establish an Irish theater here. Bronze sculptures of scenes from the play adorn the… Read more »
Existential angst and sly comedy are on full display at the Andrews Theatre in ICTC’s brilliant production of the Samuel Beckett classic absurdist play, Waiting for Godot, “the vehicle for the Brothers O’Neill coming to Buffalo and putting down roots more than 30 years ago”, according to the Director’s Notes by Kate LoConti Alcocer, ICTC’s Executive Artistic… Read more »
THE BASICS: The (Irish Classical Theatre Company) ICTC is back with live theater (at last!) with this Andrews Theatre mounting of Samuel Beckett’s 1952 Absurdist classic. Performances continue weekends through February 13. Josephine Hogan directs a cast of five. The show, with its single intermission, runs approximately two hours and ten minutes. Read the full article here.
THE NIGHT ALIVE at Irish Classical Theatre is character driven, and what characters these down at the heels mortals be. by Peter Hall, March 14, 2018, 7:55 am THE BASICS: THE NIGHT ALIVE, a dark comedy by Conor McPherson presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Brian Cavanagh, starring Vincent O’Neill, Brian Mysliwy,… Read more »
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf Published March 6, 2018 The power of a blackbox theatre — particularly a blackbox theatre “in-the-round” (in which the stage is surrounded by seats on all sides) — is the intimacy it creates. If you’ve been to the Irish Classical Theatre before, you’re familiar with the unique experience that is cultivated through… Read more »
Published March 5, 2018 – Unhappiness in rural Dublin– Not an altogether unlikely topic for a play. But when Buffalo’s Irish Classical Theatre included Conor McPherson’s THE NIGHT ALIVE as part of their season of comedies, I wondered how it fit the bill. Happily the play about unhappiness somehow morphs from dark comedy to a… Read more »
by Melinda Miller, Published March 3, 2018 – There is a lot to like about Irish Classical Theatre’s production of “The Night Alive,” Conor McPherson’s dark comedy about a clutch of life’s losers trying to make a go of it in modern-day Dublin. McPherson has a sure hand with dialogue and gift for knowing just… Read more »