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Artistic Director Emeritus Vincent O’Neill Joins Mary Ramsey and Joseph Hassett for 17th Annual Hassett Reading: Yeats Now

The Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series presents the 17th Annual Hassett Reading: Yeats Now.  The evening of poetry, song and conversation will...
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Artistic Director Emeritus Vincent O’Neill Joins Mary Ramsey and Joseph Hassett for 17th Annual Hassett Reading: Yeats Now
Reviews Year of Magical Thinking

“Magical Virtual Performance … Heartfelt and Genuine …” – Michael Rabice, BroadwayWorld

Unfurling the raw emotions associated with sickness, death and grief are not new topics in literature. But author Joan Didion has suffered...
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“Magical Virtual Performance … Heartfelt and Genuine …” – Michael Rabice, BroadwayWorld
Reviews Year of Magical Thinking

“Remarkably Serene … A Contemplative Event” – Anthony Chase, The Buffalo News

With “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Joan Didion seeks to give us a lesson in survival. The play is a...
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“Remarkably Serene … A Contemplative Event” – Anthony Chase, The Buffalo News
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4 Stars (out of 4) – “Wildly satisfying … Bravo” – Ben Siegel, The Buffalo News

“a wildly satisfying story of self-destruction” In case you haven’t been shocked into gleeful submission in a while, or …...
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4 Stars (out of 4) –  “Wildly satisfying … Bravo” – Ben Siegel, The Buffalo News
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“call Lyft or Uber … It will be so worth it!”-Anthony Chase, theatretalkbuffalo.com

You’ve got two more chances to see William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" performed by the Irish Classical Theatre Company...
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“call Lyft or Uber … It will be so worth it!”-Anthony Chase, theatretalkbuffalo.com
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“an absolutely intoxicating brew” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalovibe.com

The fairies have alighted at Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend in a swirl of sound, color and magic that pulsate...
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“an absolutely intoxicating brew” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalovibe.com
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4 Stars (of 4) – “magical ‘Midsumer Night’s Dream,'” Randy Schiff, Buffalo News

… At Kleinhans Music Hall, we see another kind of marriage: a perfect matrimony of theater and music, as Irish...
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4 Stars (of 4) – “magical ‘Midsumer Night’s Dream,'” Randy Schiff, Buffalo News
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“delightful, nostalgia-filled, lively” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalovibe.com

Looking at childhood Christmases through the bifocals of age is a pastime that warms the hearts of those sitting at...
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“delightful, nostalgia-filled, lively” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalovibe.com
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“Third time is a charm for ICTC” – Cherie Messore, buffalotheatreguide.com

Long before there were hours of football on TV and the ubiquitous electronic devices in the hands of teens at...
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“Third time is a charm for ICTC” – Cherie Messore, buffalotheatreguide.com
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“a magical Christmas to behold.” – Melinda Miller, The Buffalo News

There are few things more powerful than memories of childhood Christmases, partly because of the magic and anticipation, and partly...
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“a magical Christmas to behold.” – Melinda Miller, The Buffalo News
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“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” opens Friday, November 22

“I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it...
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“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” opens Friday, November 22
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Young Professionals – Save the Date – Thursday, November 21, 4:30-6:30PM

Young Professionals wanted! Join the actors, staff, and friends of the Irish Classical Theatre Company for a free-admission Cocktail Hour...
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Young Professionals – Save the Date – Thursday, November 21, 4:30-6:30PM
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Learn more about ICTC’s Ireland Tour Thursday, December 12, 11AM!

FREE INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 11AM AT ICTC'S ANDREWS THEATRE. Plan now to experience Ireland's Wild Atlantic...
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Learn more about ICTC’s Ireland Tour Thursday, December 12, 11AM!
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“‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” engrosses and shocks – Michael Rabice, BWW review

by Michael Rabice, broadwayworld.com, Sep. 30, 2019 Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre Company has chosen to open their 2019-20 season with...
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“‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” engrosses and shocks – Michael Rabice, BWW review
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“… absorbing, a fine production … no holds barred” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalo vibe

Review: 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore By: Ann Marie Cusella | Posted September 21st, 2019 “… Beloved, never avenge...
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“… absorbing, a fine production … no holds barred” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalo vibe
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Join us Saturday, October 12 at 2PM for a FREE Pre-Show Talk.

ICTC’s production of ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore is sparking plenty of discussion. Join the conversation! WHEN & WHERE: Saturday,...
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Join us Saturday, October 12 at 2PM for a FREE Pre-Show Talk.
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Join us Sunday, September 29 at 1PM for a FREE Pre-Show Talk.

ICTC’s production of ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore is sparking plenty of discussion. Join the conversation! WHEN & WHERE: Sunday,...
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Join us Sunday, September 29 at 1PM for a FREE Pre-Show Talk.
Reviews

“The laughs come often and solidly … ICTC has a hit on its hands.” – Brad Auerbach, Enertainment Today

There are jewels of regional theatre spread across the country, and the Irish Classical Theatre is counted among them. Prominent...
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“The laughs come often and solidly … ICTC has a hit on its hands.” – Brad Auerbach, Enertainment Today
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4 Stars (out of 4) “‘Mr. Sloane’ is perverse, cynical joy” – Anthony Chase, The Buffalo News

Published June 15, 2019|Updated June 15, 2019 … From the first moment of the play, when Kelli Bocock-Natale races onto...
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4 Stars (out of 4) “‘Mr. Sloane’ is perverse, cynical joy” – Anthony Chase, The Buffalo News
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“masterfully staged … visceral … a ‘Hamlet’ to remember” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalo vibe

Posted April 29, 2019 From the moment Hamlet begins, in darkness with only a weak light from the soldier Francisco’s...
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“masterfully staged … visceral … a ‘Hamlet’ to remember” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalo vibe
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3-1/2 Stars – “Excellent directing, depth of talent … make ‘Hamlet’ a hit” – The Buffalo News
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3-1/2 Stars – “Excellent directing, depth of talent … make ‘Hamlet’ a hit” – The Buffalo News

by Randy Schiff, The Buffalo News 3-1/2 Stars (out of 4) "… With excellent directing and a well-edited script that...
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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  ICTC Lecture Series continues 05/18, 2PM with Dr. Barbara Bono on “Hamlet”
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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! ICTC Lecture Series continues 05/18, 2PM with Dr. Barbara Bono on “Hamlet”

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2PM … Renowned Shakespearean scholar, Dr. Barbara Bono, will present a...
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ICTC announces transition of Artistic Leadership
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ICTC announces transition of Artistic Leadership

https://vimeo.com/326902526 Vincent O’Neill, Artistic Director of the Irish Classical Theatre Company, and Kevin C. Brady, President of ICTC’s Board of...
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“The casting of Jack Hunter and Adriano Gatto is brilliant.” – Anthony Chase, theatretalkbuffalo.com
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“The casting of Jack Hunter and Adriano Gatto is brilliant.” – Anthony Chase, theatretalkbuffalo.com

INTO THE RING WITH FROST AND NIXON By Anthony Chase The theater is driven by empathy. How deliciously complicated that...
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“a political tour de force … highly entertaining … stellar cast” – Ann Marie Cusella, Buffalo Vibe
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“a political tour de force … highly entertaining … stellar cast” – Ann Marie Cusella, Buffalo Vibe

By: Ann Mare Cusella, buffalovibe.com Posted March 2, 2019 In 1977, David Frost and Richard Nixon contracted to do a...
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3-1/2 Stars – “‘Frost Nixon'” dazzling, humorous & timely” – Ben Siegel, The Buffalo News
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3-1/2 Stars – “‘Frost Nixon'” dazzling, humorous & timely” – Ben Siegel, The Buffalo News

by Ben Siegel, Published March 2, 2019 Theater is at its best when it uses history to illuminate current times....
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10,000 Maniacs Benefit Concert at ICTC, Wednesday, March 20!
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10,000 Maniacs Benefit Concert at ICTC, Wednesday, March 20!

Limited Seating - One Night Only! Wednesday March 20th, 7:30PM Western New York’s very own internationally celebrated alternative band, 10,000...
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“just plain delicious fun … An Austen experience like no other.” – Ann Marie Cusella, Buffalo Vibe
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“just plain delicious fun … An Austen experience like no other.” – Ann Marie Cusella, Buffalo Vibe

By Ann Marie Cusella, buffalovibe.com, posted January 27, 2019 Sense & Sensibility at Irish Classical Theatre is still very much...
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“do see this inventive romp … and with haste.” – Cherie Messore, Buffalo Theatre Guide
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“do see this inventive romp … and with haste.” – Cherie Messore, Buffalo Theatre Guide

By Cherie Messore, buffalotheatreguide.com on January 21, 2019 Gossipy, back-biting, smugly superior…yup, sounds like life in the British countryside, late...
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4 Stars (out of 4) – Anthony Chase, The Buffalo News –  “Jane Austen through a kaleidoscope”
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4 Stars (out of 4) – Anthony Chase, The Buffalo News – “Jane Austen through a kaleidoscope”

By Anthony Chase, Published January 19, 2019, Updated January 19, 2019 Jane Austen’s 1811 novel, “Sense and Sensibility,” spins across...
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Powerful … A strong production of one of Ireland’s most popular plays
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Powerful … A strong production of one of Ireland’s most popular plays

3-1/2 Stars (out of 4) by Melinda Miller, The Buffalo News There is nothing epic about "Sive," John B. Keane's...
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“splendid … a gripping evening of theatre” – buffalovibe.com
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“splendid … a gripping evening of theatre” – buffalovibe.com

By: Ann Marie Cusella, buffalovibe.com | Posted September 15th, 2018 “For what shall it profit a man if he shall...
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“The Three Musketeers” comes to Shea’s 710 Theatre Nov. 1-18!
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“The Three Musketeers” comes to Shea’s 710 Theatre Nov. 1-18!

Strength.  Unity.  Courage. Through these tenets, one can always defend his beliefs.  Set in 1625, this classic tale of swashbuckling...
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4 Stars (out of 4) – “A golden start” to ICTC’s 18-19 season – Anthony Chase, Buffalo News
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4 Stars (out of 4) – “A golden start” to ICTC’s 18-19 season – Anthony Chase, Buffalo News

There is a golden girl at the heart of the Irish Classical Theatre production of Clifford Odets 1937 classic, "Golden...
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“One of ICTC’s very best,” 3-1/2 Stars for “Lady Windermere’s Fan” – The Buffalo News
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“One of ICTC’s very best,” 3-1/2 Stars for “Lady Windermere’s Fan” – The Buffalo News

Wit wins out in ICTC's "Lady Windermere's Fan" - Review by Colin Dabkowski, Published 7:00 a.m. June 6, 2018 The Irish...
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“dream team cast” in “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” Cherie Messore, buffalotheatreguide.com
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“dream team cast” in “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” Cherie Messore, buffalotheatreguide.com

Posted June 4, 2018 Ah, the things we do for love. We keep secrets. Maybe tell a fib or two....
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“‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ … delicious … excellent cast” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalovibe.com
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“‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ … delicious … excellent cast” – Ann Marie Cusella, buffalovibe.com

June 2, 2018 If you are in the market for a delightful evening of Wildean wit and wisdom, you will...
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“ICTC lavishes considerable talents on ‘The Awful Truth'” – Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising
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“ICTC lavishes considerable talents on ‘The Awful Truth'” – Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising

THE BASICS: THE AWFUL TRUTH, a 1922 comedy by Arthur Richman presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by...
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“nostalgia & new found glee” in discovery of script for “The Awful Truth,” Michael Rabice, BWW
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“nostalgia & new found glee” in discovery of script for “The Awful Truth,” Michael Rabice, BWW

April 24, 2018 Whatever your artistic quest may be, from unearthing gem stones or archeological ruins to discovering a lost...
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“marvelously acted, lovingly directed, and long overdue on a Buffalo stage – Ted Hadley, TBN
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“marvelously acted, lovingly directed, and long overdue on a Buffalo stage – Ted Hadley, TBN

ICTC's talent for screwball comedies works again in "The Awful Truth" by Ted Hadley, The Buffalo News April 24,2018 “The...
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