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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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“a charmer … staged with flair … fine ensemble … pure vintage” – buffalotheatreguide.com
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“a charmer … staged with flair … fine ensemble … pure vintage” – buffalotheatreguide.com

-by Cherie Messore, Monday, April 23, 2018 The grace and elegance of the upper-crust 1930s society- warts and all –...
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“Character driven and what characters!” – 4 Buffalos! – Peter Hall, buffalo rising
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“Character driven and what characters!” – 4 Buffalos! – Peter Hall, buffalo rising

THE NIGHT ALIVE at Irish Classical Theatre is character driven, and what characters these down at the heels mortals be....
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“superb … stunning … quirky, dark, hilarious … excellent” – buffalotheatreguide.com
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“superb … stunning … quirky, dark, hilarious … excellent” – buffalotheatreguide.com

by Colin Fleming-Stumpf Published March 6, 2018 The power of a blackbox theatre — particularly a blackbox theatre “in-the-round” (in...
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“urgency and intrigue … a riveting production” – Michael Rabice, broadwayworld.com
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“urgency and intrigue … a riveting production” – Michael Rabice, broadwayworld.com

Published March 5, 2018 - Unhappiness in rural Dublin-- Not an altogether unlikely topic for a play. But when Buffalo's...
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4 STARS! – “‘The Night Alive’ Shines with Dark Humor & Vivid Power” – The Buffalo News
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4 STARS! – “‘The Night Alive’ Shines with Dark Humor & Vivid Power” – The Buffalo News

by Melinda Miller, Published March 3, 2018 - There is a lot to like about Irish Classical Theatre's production of...
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“Triumphant … a splendid production”-Michael Rabice, broadwayworld.com
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“Triumphant … a splendid production”-Michael Rabice, broadwayworld.com

Published January 29, 2018 - Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre continues its season of comedies with a splendid production of W. Somerset...
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3-1/2 STARS!  “‘The Constant Wife’ is a constant pleasure” – The Buffalo News
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3-1/2 STARS! “‘The Constant Wife’ is a constant pleasure” – The Buffalo News

By Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News  | Published 7:00 a.m. January 24, 2018 Constance Middleton is one cool customer. She takes a...
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“smart banter, sassy wit … funny & empowering”- buffalotheatreguide
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“smart banter, sassy wit … funny & empowering”- buffalotheatreguide

by Cherie Messore, buffalotheatreguide.com, Published January 22, 2018 Back in 1926 – when women’s suffrage was a recent memory in...
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Update: the broadwayworld.com Regional Awards!
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Update: the broadwayworld.com Regional Awards!

UPDATE:  We are pleased to announce that Adriano Gatto was selected as Best Actor in a Play for his performance...
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“‘Minding Frankie’ is a feel-good, heartwarming, laugh through the tears holiday treat at ICTC”
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“‘Minding Frankie’ is a feel-good, heartwarming, laugh through the tears holiday treat at ICTC”

Review by Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising November 15, 2017 THE BASICS: MINDING FRANKIE, a play by Shay Linehan [say LIN-uh-han]...
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“Minding Frankie” celebrates an ordinary man as quietly heroic … a rich, warm tale.
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“Minding Frankie” celebrates an ordinary man as quietly heroic … a rich, warm tale.

Review by Willy Rogue Donaldson Published Monday, November 13, 2017 Here we are in modern Ireland, where we see Noel...
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“Vivid storytelling, skillful acting, versatile set design” in “Minding Frankie”
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“Vivid storytelling, skillful acting, versatile set design” in “Minding Frankie”

Review by Cherie Messore, buffalotheatreguide.com November 10, 2017 We should all live in the world Maeve Binchy created. Gentle moments...
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“Engaging story telling … a charmingly sensitive production” – ICTC’s “Minding Frankie”
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“Engaging story telling … a charmingly sensitive production” – ICTC’s “Minding Frankie”

Review by Michael Rabice, broadwayworld.com November 11, 2017 Engaging story telling is an ancient art and being able to retell...
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“well-placed wisdom … gentle storytelling” in “Minding Frankie”
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“well-placed wisdom … gentle storytelling” in “Minding Frankie”

Preview by Cherie Messore, buffalotheatreguide.com - Maeve Binchy is one Ireland’s most beloved modern novelists. One of her early novels,...
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Lunch with Vincent O’Neill, Buffalo Irish Times
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Lunch with Vincent O’Neill, Buffalo Irish Times

by Tim Bohen, Buffalo Irish Times October 2017 Sitting in the back of Founding Fathers Pub, I waited for Vincent...
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Vincent O’Neill to appear at the BIC Sunday, Oct. 29, 3PM
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Vincent O’Neill to appear at the BIC Sunday, Oct. 29, 3PM

The Buffalo Irish Center welcomes ICTC Artistic Director Vincent O'Neill Sunday, October 29 at 3PM as part of the BIC Speaker Series. ...
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Strong Cast makes for superb “Design for Living” – Michael Rabice, BWW
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Strong Cast makes for superb “Design for Living” – Michael Rabice, BWW

Never afraid of controversy, Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING must have seemed bawdy and shocking in its day. Let's face it,...
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“Stylish … elegantly subversive,” says Anthony Chase of “Design for Living”
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“Stylish … elegantly subversive,” says Anthony Chase of “Design for Living”

THE QUEER WORLD OF NOEL COWARD'S DESIGN FOR LIVING In the opening scene of Noël Coward’s comic masterpiece, Private Lives,...
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“Design for Living” delights from start to finish – Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News
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“Design for Living” delights from start to finish – Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News

"The Irish Classical Theatre Company's consummate production of the play ,,,, directed by Katie Mallinson and starring an incandescent Kate...
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City of Buffalo dubs 600 Block of Main Street “The Chris O’Neill Way”
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City of Buffalo dubs 600 Block of Main Street “The Chris O’Neill Way”

September 6, 2016 - The Irish Classical Theatre Company today announced that, by order of Buffalo Common Council President Darius...
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