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Irish Arts Center Announces Theatrical Offerings for Spring 2019 Season

The season will include plays by Sebastian Barry, Margaret McAuliffe, and more.

Margaret McAuliffe's The Humours of Bandon will be part of the Irish Arts Center's spring 2019 season.
(photo provided by Blake Zidell & Associates)

Irish Arts Center has announced its theatrical offerings for the spring 2019 season.

One of them has already opened: Sebastian Barry's On Blueberry Hill, directed by Jim Culleton, the first of two productions from Irish theater company Fishamble, which began performances at 59E59 Theaters on January 8 and runs through February 3. The other collaboration with Fishamble is their production of Margaret McAuliffe's solo show The Humours of Bandon, directed by Stefanie Preissner, running April 10-14 at Irish Arts Center. From April 16-18, IAC will present three touring performances of that play.

In addition, on February 22 and 23, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon will present his new translation of the legendary Irish love poem The Lament for Art O'Leary, featuring Muldoon and actors Lisa Dwan and Ruth Smith, with original music by Jim Lockhart performed live by members of the Irish rock band Horslips (Lockhart, Barry Devlin, Johnny Fean, and Ray Fean).

And on March 4, IAC will present a free workshop reading of Honor Molloy's Round Room, directed by Kira Simring. According to a press release, Round Room "takes place in Dublin's Rotunda Maternity Hospital, a way station for handywomen and harlots, a fishmonger, lamp tender, and airline hostess. Those eternally present, those forever-dead. All caught in the great sweep of time."