WHAT:                Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre

WHEN:                Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th October 2018

WHERE:               St Michael’s Theatre, New Ross, Co. Wexford

TICKETS:              www.euegeneoneillfestival.com

 

The life and work of the award-winning Irish-American playwright, Eugene O’Neill, will be celebrated in New Ross this October 10th-14th, for the first time, as a sister to Danville, California’s long-running Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre.

The festival will open with a special, Irish debut screening of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, starring Eugene’s father, James O’Neill in the lead role. This will be followed by an illustrated talk on the relationship between James and his son Eugene, and a specifically created musical score by WIT music lecturer and performer Phil Collins.

Other highlights of the festival will include a staging of the play ‘Hughie’ as directed by Eric Hayes of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation in California. There will also be a rare production of the play cycle ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ directed by Ben Barnes, and daily performances of The Glencairn Plays staged onboard the famine ship, ‘Dunbrody’.

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the work of this much celebrated legend of theatre whose work represents some of the best writing from the Irish diaspora.

 

Tickets to the festival weekend are available at €100. Tickets for individual events will issue on September 1st (subject to availability), for further details see www.eugeneoneillfestival.com.

 

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EVENT SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 10th October

12pm & 3pm       The Glencairn Plays, ‘Aboard The Dunbrody’

8pm                      Welcome reception, invited guests and festival ticket holders, Brandon House Hotel

 

Thursday 11th October

12pm & 3pm       The Glencairn Plays, ‘Aboard The Dunbrody’

1pm                      Lunchtime talks, New Ross Library

8pm                      ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ screening, St Michael’s Theatre

 

Friday 12th October

12pm & 3pm       The Glencairn Plays, ‘Aboard The Dunbrody’

1pm                      Lunchtime talks, New Ross Library

8pm                      ‘Hughie’, St Michael’s Theatre

 

Saturday 13th October

12pm & 3pm       The Glencairn Plays, ‘Aboard The Dunbrody’

3.30pm                ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ – Part 1, St Michael’s Theatre

6.00pm                Dinner at the Dunbrody Visitor Centre

8.00pm                ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ – Part 2, St Michael’s Theatre

 

Sunday 14th October

12pm & 3pm       The Glencairn Plays, ‘Aboard The Dunbrody’

8.00pm                ‘My Real Life’, St Michael’s Theatre