Enda Walsh's Ballyturk will be presented in its U.S. premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse next month in association with the Irish Arts Center.
Enda Walsh's Ballyturk will be presented in its U.S. premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse next month in association with the Irish Arts Center.
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The Irish Arts Center has announced its spring 2018 season. Among the offerings, St. Ann's Warehouse, in association with I.A.C., will present Enda Walsh's Ballyturk January 9-28, 2018. Riot, a new work from the Irish group Thisispopbaby, will run February 15-17 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Ballyturk is described as follows: "Two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Who are they? What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls? Gut-wrenchingly funny and achingly poignant, Ballyturk, which is reminiscent of Walsh's plays The Walworth Farce and Misterman, scratches beneath the surface of rural Ireland."

And Riot, described as an "Irish theatrical extravaganza that mixes high art and trash culture in a blend of dance, drag, circus, comedy and powerful spoken word,...is both party and politic, a love letter of hope to the future, a divine celebration — and a blunt criticism — of the world today." The cast will include Panti Bliss, Ireland's Queen of Drag, former Riverdance leads Up & Over It, and Megan Riordan (Once).

The organization also announced a $250,000 grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation that will help cover financing costs for the New Irish Arts Center, which they plan to break ground in 2018.

For tickets to Ballyturk, click here.

For tickets to Riot, click here.