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Irish American play at Mordialloc Theatre Company

Irish American play at Mordialloc Theatre Company

 Theatre Review by Frances Devlin-Glass John Patrick Shanley: Outside Mullingar, Mordialloc Theatre Company, directed by Helen Ellis, seen 17 Feb. 2017 John Patrick Shanley is a prolific Irish-American playwright (23 to date), most famous for his Pulitzer-prize-winning play, Doubt: A Parable (2004), which was turned into a movie that was nominated for 5 Oscars, and … Continue reading

The Black Sheep of the O’Neill Clan

The Black Sheep of the O’Neill Clan

Theatre Review by Anna-Rose Shack Vanessa O’Neill: In Search of Owen Roe – La Mama, Carlton, Melbourne. 26th May 2016   Vanessa O’Neill’s In Search of Owen Roe is a one-woman show of gently dramatised storytelling, playing at La Mama theatre in May 2016 after a sold-out season in 2015. Owen Roe, who led an … Continue reading

Commemorations and Protest Poetry

Commemorations and Protest Poetry

Many of the participating poets had been enthusiastic supporters of the Gaelic League – Irish language advocates, poets, playwrights, newspaper writers on cultural and socialist matters. Their loss must have been a severe one to the emergent Free State. Continue reading

Ghosts

Ghosts

Early on there is lots of inconsequential banter, but once the real story-telling starts, the veneers maintained by the men are stripped away, revealing somewhat complex human beings Continue reading