|The author, with Festival director Brian Merriman (background)|
Finally, on April 30, we had the extraordinary privilege of giving our dramatized reading from the book to an extremely attentive full house at the venerable Teachers Club on Parnell Square. At the conclusion, we were greeted with two standing ovations. You can read more about this afternoon featuring the “esteemed American author” and his “beautifully told” story(!) by clicking here.
As for the Festival itself, Brian and his dedicated squad of volunteers create an annual miracle on the Liffey, producing two weeks of theatre that make a special trip to Ireland each May well worth the while. Chuck and I caught three of this year’s plays, two Irish and one Scottish, and found much to admire in each of them.
sing-along), at Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm, 98 Ryan Road in Pine Plains, New York. The action starts at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 29. Admission is free, and no advance reservations are required. You can register to attend via Facebook by clicking here.
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