WHEN: Fri & Sat, March 21 & 22, 8 p.m.
ONE OF THE GREATEST IRISH PLAYWRIGHTS YOU’VE NEVER MET ONSTAGE AT RTR
In March, Readers Theatre Repertory’s traditional “Irish” month, the company returns to its staging of forgotten Irish playwright Teresa Deevy. In an evening themed “The Belle of Waterford,” Mary McDonald-Lewis directs Holiday House, In Search of Valour, and Strange Birth.
“Teresa Deevy’s star was on the rise in Ireland at the same time the crippling censorship laws were,” says McDonald-Lewis. “She went from being known as one of the world’s most prolific playwrights, and a rule-breaker in every way, to obscurity.”
McDonald-Lewis found Deevy’s work at The Mint in New York, a company specializing in discovering lost playwrights. “Her plays are so modern, and so bold and funny, and women play such a central role… I had to stage her last season,” she says. “But our company and our audiences wanted more Teresa Deevy, (More on Deevy at the Mint can be found at http://bit.ly/1ccYowj)
RTR has staged Irish theatre every March since 2002, and is excited to see an increase in works from that isle in Portland. “Artists Repertory Theatre, Corrib, Third Rail all have Irish plays in their seasons,” says McDonald-Lewis with a smile “Sure, it’s a great time for actors and audiences alike!”
Shows start at 8PM and run about an hour. Admission is $8.00.
Readers Theatre Repertory’s 50-seat house at Blackfish Gallery requires special care for our guests. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and walk-ins should arrive by 7:30P. All reserved seats will be released to walk-ins at 7:55P sharp.For information and ticket reservations: 971.266.3787, or Readerstheatrerep@gmail.com (NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS)
Readers Theatre Repertory was founded in 2001 to tell “small stories with big ideas at their heart,” tales that alternately amuse, confront, assuage and inspire. Using one-act plays as the text, the company focuses on intimate human relationships to explore universal themes. Through these stories and through educational outreach and affordable ticket prices, RTR™ is committed to developing, expanding and diversifying Portland’s theatrical audiences. The company’s main stage season is at Blackfish Gallery™ in Portland’s Pearl District.
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