Readers Theatre Repertory goes back to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Month

Readers Theatre Repertory returned to Irish stories from Dublin’s Bewley’s Café Theatre on March 12 and 13. The St. Paddy’s production featureg “Too Much of Nothing” and “One Too Many Mornings,” both by Mark O’Halloran and David Wilmot. Directed by Mary McDonald-Lewis, the month’s theme was “Dublin, 2: Dominic and Christy at Bewley’s Café.”

McDonald-Lewis considers RTR a sister theater company to Bewley’s, which regularly stages original one-act theatre in its café space. “We discovered the café and company for our show last year, and were delighted to find a collection of works staged there.” Both companies tell intimate tales in non-traditional spaces, both are located in green and rainy climes “where storytelling,” she said, “is king.”

Dominic and Christy are Irish lads struggling to make sense of their lives in modern Ireland. Their funny, complicated relationship plays out in their favorite café — Bewley’s, located in Dublin, 2, Ireland. “This is lovely meta theatre,” said the director. “Originally staged in the actual place where the story is set, and now emigrated to America like so many Irish people and so much Irish art, to find a new home here.”

The cast included Ted deChatelet and Patrick Tango

More on Bewley’s Café Theatre can be found at www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

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