ITC’s 2016-17 Season
December 15, 2016 ~ February 4, 2017
By Conor McPherson, Directed by Siiri Scott
The arrival of a mysterious single woman from Dublin upsets the balance among the men who frequent a tiny pub in rural Ireland.
Pints in hand, they vie to impress her with tales of the supernatural – but what starts as stories of ghosts and fairies leads to revelations about love and loss, forging bonds of friendship and illuminating the healing powers of community and kindness.
New Irish Voices Festival
TICKETS $10, or $20 Festival Pass
O DO NOT LOVE TOO LONG by Richard Molloy – Thu 2/9 & Fri 2/10
THE SPINNING WHEEL by Sabina Kelly – Thu 2/16 & Fri 2/17
THE MY WAY RESIDENTIAL by Geraldine Aron – Thu 2/23 & Fri 2/ 24
ITC presents three weekends of works from some of Ireland’s most exciting new playwrights, never before seen in the USA.
Performed by members of the ITC ensemble with select guest artists, the festival will offer audiences a new play every week,
and the chance to spend intimate evenings with some of the freshest voices in Irish theater.
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THE MY WAY RESIDENTIAL by Geraldine Aaron, directed by Kevin Theis
Thurs Feb 23th at 7:30PM – BUY NOW
Friday Feb 24th at 7:30PM – BUY NOW
Galway-born Willa is 78. South African emigre Byron is 24. In a suburban London nursing home, this pair of unloved misfits discovers that family can be chosen, and freedom is for the taking.
From the author of MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE comes a touching and uplifting story about the choices we make, the hearts we touch, and how it’s never too late to live your life with a happy ending.
Featuring ITC ensemble members Robert Kauzlaric (Jack) and Jodi Kingsley (Catherine), with guest artists Belinda Bremner (Willa), Christine Bunuan (Sister Chang), Kevin Patterson (Byron), and Cynthia Judge (Reader)
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O DO NOT LOVE TOO LONG by Richard Molloy, directed by Carolyn Kruse
Thurs Feb 9th at 7:30PM – BUY NOW
Friday Feb 10th at 7:30PM – BUY NOW
In London’s Irish enclave of Kilburn, ex-pats Rory and Sean drink away the hours reminiscing about the glory days. When ghosts from the past suddenly resurface, both men see opportunities for a fresh start – but after years of running away, they find it’s not so easy to go home… Wherever that might be.
Molloy’s darkly funny modern fable combines touches of McPherson’s supernatural themes and the comedic violence of McDonagh to create something wholly new, surprising, and deeply touching.
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THE SPINNING WHEEL by Sabina Kelly, directed by Melanie Keller
Thurs Feb 16th at 7:30PM – BUY NOW
Friday Feb 17th at 7:30PM – BUY NOW
In 1859, English oppression, the strictures of the Catholic Church, and a male-dominated society combine to limit the lives of the women in a rural western village. When a startling crime occurs, the women must band together to secure justice and protect their community – from each other.
Silent voices come alive with humor and authenticity in this story exploring the sisterhood and strength that have protected Ireland’s women through the most desperate of times.
LITTLE THING BIG THING
May 17 – June 25, 2017
Performed at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago
Brad Armacost and Jamie Young play multiple roles in this cloak-and-dagger comedy involving a botched robbery of the Virgin Mary and a secret roll of film that brings together an ex-convict and a nun for a series of escapades in an unforgettable tale of goodness, guilt, and an aching backside.