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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Two by Friel’ at the Irish Repertory Theatre

Aoife Kelly, Phil Gillen, Lovers: Winners, Two by Friel, Brian Friel, Conor Bagley, Irish Repertory Theatre

How director Conor Begley fashions and melds the two plays together just takes one's breath away. The acting ensemble is extraordinary. Bagley's economically staged direction enhances their creation of life and ineffable soulfulness, and he does his hero Brian Friel justice in these superlative renderings.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at the Irish Repertory Theatre

It's a Wonderful Life, Irish Repertory Theatre, Dewey Caddell, Orlagh Cassidy, Aaron Gaines, Ian Holcomb

Watching and hearing this "live radio play" adaptation, we process a confluence of the past (1940s) and present (2017). The two run simultaneously, a visual and aural parallel which adds to the fun. I felt strangely part of an absurdist time warp as observer and participant.

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Irish Repertory Theatre Hosts Memorial Honoring Brian Friel, With Gabriel Byrne and Jim Dale

As Broadway dimmed its lights for a minute on Tuesday evening in remembrance of this great soul and most unique voice of the theater, all those in the theater world understood that Friel's shoes will not be filled easily. And who better than the Irish Rep to honor him?

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