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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
Reviews

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
Reviews

“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
Reviews

“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
Reviews

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
Reviews

“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
Reviews

“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
Reviews

“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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“light and fun … a lovely summer evening’s entertainment” – buffalotheatreguide.com
Hay Fever News Reviews

“light and fun … a lovely summer evening’s entertainment” – buffalotheatreguide.com

by Gail Golden, buffalotheatreguide.com Last night, I went to the Irish Classical Theatre Company and saw their production of “Hay...
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The Winslow Boy is “an elucidating family drama” – broadwayworld
2016-2017 Season Reviews The Winslow Boy

The Winslow Boy is “an elucidating family drama” – broadwayworld

by Michael Rabice, broadwayworld.com Apr. 24, 2017 A family's desire for wealth is at odds with its desire for honor...
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A “flawless performance” of “The Winslow Boy” – nytheatreguide.com
2016-2017 Season Reviews The Winslow Boy

A “flawless performance” of “The Winslow Boy” – nytheatreguide.com

by Mary Best Posted April 23, 2017 Opening night of a play can be a rocky one. Missteps, line stumbles...
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“Let right be done!”  See “THE WINSLOW BOY” at ICTC, powerful as Shaw and funny as Wilde.
2016-2017 Season Reviews The Winslow Boy

“Let right be done!” See “THE WINSLOW BOY” at ICTC, powerful as Shaw and funny as Wilde.

by Peter Hall April 22, 2017, 12:02 pm THE BASICS: THE WINSLOW BOY, a 1946 play by Terence Rattigan, presented...
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ICTC’s “The Winslow Boy” lives up to its classic status – Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News
2016-2017 Season News Reviews The Winslow Boy

ICTC’s “The Winslow Boy” lives up to its classic status – Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News

3-1/2 Stars (out of 4) The sound of desperation crackles in the background of Terence Rattigan's 1946 play "The Winslow...
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“Kelly and Kelley … create fireworks” – Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News
2016-2017 Season Reviews The Seedbed

“Kelly and Kelley … create fireworks” – Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News

In Irish Classical's 'Seedbed,' a dangerous idea grows in a claustrophobic setting by Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News If you...
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“… potent, relevant, well acted” – Mike Keenan, “What Travel Writers Say”
2016-2017 Season The Seedbed

“… potent, relevant, well acted” – Mike Keenan, “What Travel Writers Say”

Irish Playwright Bryan Delaney's Western New York premiere, The Seedbed, suggests imagery that reflects growth - whether it's fragrant flowers...
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“… intense and riveting …” nytheatreguide.com review, The Seedbed
2016-2017 Season Reviews The Seedbed

“… intense and riveting …” nytheatreguide.com review, The Seedbed

by Cherie Messore Posted March 13, 2017 Playwright Bryan Delaney’s latest play onstage at Irish Classical Theatre Company has a...
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A Curtain Up New Jersey Review… The Seedbed
2016-2017 Season Reviews The Seedbed

A Curtain Up New Jersey Review… The Seedbed

... a humdinger of a play ... a hotbed of uncomfortable truths, uncovered secrets and unforeseeable consequences, all waiting to...
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Theatre Review:  “Amadeus” by Mary Best
2016-2017 Season Amadeus Reviews

Theatre Review: “Amadeus” by Mary Best

The marriage of songs and drama is often celebrated when presented as a musical production, but what about the role...
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Joint Venture Makes For Cohesive AMADEUS
2016-2017 Season Amadeus Reviews

Joint Venture Makes For Cohesive AMADEUS

Collaboration among Western New York arts groups can only help serve the better good of the community and a happy...
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Theatre Review: “Amadeus” by Manya Fabiniak
2016-2017 Season Amadeus Reviews

Theatre Review: “Amadeus” by Manya Fabiniak

Theatre Review: ‘Amadeus’ by Irish Classical Theatre Company & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall Manya Fabiniak Collaborations often...
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Don’t miss our special three-show performance of “Amadeus”
2016-2017 Season Amadeus News

Don’t miss our special three-show performance of “Amadeus”

Recommended by Visit Buffalo Niagara as a must see show in January, don’t miss out on Irish Classical Theatre’s production...
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ICTC sweeps BroadwayWorld Regional Awards
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ICTC sweeps BroadwayWorld Regional Awards

BroadwayWorld had a record breaking voter turnout for the 2016 Regional Awards. Irish Classical made a strong showing in the...
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Stellar Cast Delves in Drama of “Equus”
2016-2017 Season Equus Reviews

Stellar Cast Delves in Drama of “Equus”

Near perfection. That is what the Irish Classical Theatre has achieved in their exciting new production of Peter Shaffer's EQUUS....
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FOUR BUFFALOS! Strong cast revives EQUUS
2016-2017 Season Equus Reviews

FOUR BUFFALOS! Strong cast revives EQUUS

THE BASICS:  EQUUS, the 1973 drama by Peter Shaffer presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by David Oliver,...
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You Need To See “Equus”
2016-2017 Season Equus Reviews

You Need To See “Equus”

Peter Shaffer’s “Equus” may be outdated psychiatrically but it remains a great bit of theater because of the story and...
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Be prepared to be Blown Away!
2016-2017 Season Equus Reviews

Be prepared to be Blown Away!

All this Sex and Sensationalism is all right because it comes from a disturbed mind.  And is given big intellectual...
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“Superb…you NEED to see this production.”
2016-2017 Season Equus Reviews

“Superb…you NEED to see this production.”

One of my bigger regrets in my theatrical life was not seeing “Equus” on Broadway. Luckily for myself and all...
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“Instruments of strife and fate and the gods at play”
2016-2017 Season Reviews Sweet Bird of Youth

“Instruments of strife and fate and the gods at play”

Here we are in St. Cloud on the Gulf Coast on Easter Sunday 1956, in a bedroom of the Royal...
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