Irish Theatre Announces 16/17 Season and Casting

Irish Theatre Announces 16/17 Season and Casting

Pictured: Brad Armacost, Jeff Christian, Dan Waller 

Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced their 22nd season and casting for their Winter and Spring productions.

Opening December 15th THE WEIR by Conor McPherson and directed by Siiri Scott, will feature Brad Armacost, Jeff Christian, Dan Waller, Sarah Wellington and Brad Smith.

The season continues in February 2017 with THE NEW IRISH VOICES FESTIVAL, a staged reading series featuring three scripts from Irish playwrights, never before produced in the U.S.

Rounding out the 16/17 season will be the Midwest premiere of Donal O’Kelly’s  LITTLE THING, BIG THING. Directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian, the production will feature ensemble members Brad Armacost and Jamie Young.

IRISH THEATRE OF CHICAGO’S 2016-17 SEASON:

December 15, 2016 – January 22, 2017
THE WEIR
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Siiri Scott
Featuring ensemble members Brad Armacost, Jeff Christian, Dan Waller, Sarah Wellington, and Brad Smith.
The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

An enigmatic young woman from Dublin finds herself the center of attention at a local pub. Pints in hand, the local barflies recount ghostly yarns of the supernatural to impress and entertain her, but it is the visitor herself who relates the most unsettling story of all. McPherson wrote the hauntingly beautiful and humorous play The Weir at the age of 26, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.

February 9 – February 24, 2017
THE NEW IRISH VOICES FESTIVAL
Fully staged readings of three new plays from some of Ireland’s freshest voices, never before produced in the U.S. with titles to be announced.
Chief O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston Ave., Chicago

May 17 – June 25, 2017
LITTLE THING, BIG THING
By Donal O’Kelly
Directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian
Featuring ensemble members Brad Armacost and Jamie Young.
The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

A botched robbery of a prized Virgin Mary statue entangles a nun and an ex-convict in a comedic caper, filled with international espionage, political intrigue, and narrow escapes. Two actors play all the roles in Donal O’Kelly’s raucous tale of goodness, guilt, and an aching backside.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for THE WEIR visit  www.irishtheatreofchicago.org

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