Along with football–Celtic GFC supporters descend on Philly this weekend and the Super Bowl will be playing on all screens at the Irish Center on Sunday–there are plenty of high-brow events, including a new play from Inis Nua, an old play from George Bernard Shaw, and an opera based on the works of Oscar Wilde. And more, of course.
Joe Magee, proprietor of Marty Magee’s, a Prospect Park pub, tapped a well known Philadelphia muralist to turn the wall of his bar into a lesson in local Irish history. They–and the remarkable image–go way back.
Sponsored by Irish Network Philadelphia, Immaculata University hosted “Duffy’s Cut & the Arts: A Symposium,” a memorable day of events to raise funds and awareness of the ongoing work of The Duffy’s Cut Project.
Small, yes, but ambitious. This spare Irish play, written by Conor McPherson, plumbs the depths of isolation and loneliness, and ends on a note of redemption. See it at the theatre in Jenkintown this week.
Nearly 100 years after the six days of battle in the streets of Dublin, the bloody first act of a rebellion that would lead to independence from Britain, you can gain a fresh new perspective on the 1916 Rising in a new film, “A Terrible Beauty/ÁIille An Ufais.” It has its world premiere in Philly September 6.
The popular New York comic–originally from Wexford–is bringing his act to the Irish Center on September 5. This interview is just a taste of what’s to come.