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1st Irish 2015 – OurTheatreLife.com, Preview

Posted on September 8th, 2015 by lucyhk

“learn more about some of the extraordinary projects and people that make this excellent, well-curated Festival such a rich cultural feast. This year’s productions will take place from September 2 to October 4 at venues around New York City…By the end of this … Continue reading

1st Irish 2015 – Chelsea Now.com, Preview

Posted on September 8th, 2015 by lucyhk

“A river of tears most certainly runs through Origin Theatre Company’s 1st Irish, but the salty stream is from excessive laughter — because comedy is the theme for this eighth edition of the city’s only theater festival dedicated to Irish … Continue reading

Stoopdreamer – TheatreReview.com, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

“…Under the even hand of director Kira Simring, the cast of “Stoopdreamer” create three believable and authentic characters…Robin Leslie Brown’s portrayal of Billy’s old girlfriend Janice Joyce is filled with heartfelt passion and yearning…Stoopdreamer is an engaging look at the … Continue reading

Pondling – StageBuddy.com, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

“There are a number of different productions in the 2015 1st Irish Festival…It’s difficult to imagine any of them are as enthralling as Pondling. …To her writing credit, the character and the language of the play allow Hulme-Beaman plenty of … Continue reading

Stoopdreamer – LightingAndSoundAmerica.com, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

“A lost slice of New York comes to achingly vivid life in Stoopdreamer. Pat Fenton’s new work isn’t so much a play as a cantata for spoken voices, an Irish wake for a way of life that is gone and never … Continue reading

Selfie – NewYorkIrishArts.com, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

“The hugely talented, Shortt, formerly of  D’Unbelievables fame, and winner of numerous comedy and acting awards in Ireland, delighted the crowd with his sidesplitting caricatures of characters straight out rural Ireland…There is no getting away from his physical presence in the room. … Continue reading

Stoopdreamer – t2conline.com, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

“I absolutely loved Pat Fenton’s Stoopdreamer, which is part of the 1st Irish 2015 Festival…the production photos by Marianne Driscoll added much to the over all feeling. Kira Simring, direction allowed her actors to shine with authenticity. I believed every word … Continue reading

Stoopdreamer – eljnyc.com/Offbway, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

I’m very glad that I stopped by Farrell’s Bar & Grill. This is the setting for Pat Fenton’s Stoopdreamer. It’s a place full of anecdotes, history, folktales, memories, dreams, and disappointments…This is an impressive reminder that gentrification comes with a … Continue reading

1st Irish & George Heslin Profile – CBS News, Segment

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

A profile of George C. Heslin Artistic Director of Origin Theatre Company, and the story of the founding of New York’s annual 1st Irish Theatre Festival, on CBS This Morning on Saturday Show. Watch here

Little Thing Big Thing – The New York Times, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

“impressive…impeccable…. a cloak-and-dagger comedy with a pure but unsentimental heart and a social conscience…Ms. Fox slips in and out of the characters she draws with crisp outlines and fills in with fine details. Mr. O’Kelly(’s) chameleonic talents are impressive…an ending … Continue reading

Little Thing Big Thing – Huffington Post, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

“exciting…directed with astutely controlled frenzy by Jim Culleton…O’Kelly and Fox switch from one character to another with lightning speed throughout the lickety-split proceedings. They return with equal lightning speed to Larry and Martha. On the varying accents and modulations they’re … Continue reading

Little Thing Big Thing – BlogCritics.org, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

“riveting…the subject and story are current and trending…the production is a worthy one and highly entertaining with a devastating and memorable ending. The content, themes, and acting do not disappoint. highly entertaining with a devastating and memorable ending”  Read more

1st Irish 2015 – Out of Ireland TV Show, Segment

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by lucyhk

A preview of the 8th annual 1st Irish Theatre Festival, on Out of Ireland TV Show (air date September 3rd, scroll down to select that date’s video: coverage begins at 18:30mins) Watch here

Pondling – The New York Times, Review

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by lucyhk

“Madeleine, the faintly disheveled menace at the center of Genevieve Hulme-Beaman’s poignant and engrossing solo play, ‘Pondling’ is in particularly misleading disguise as a darling moppet…Played by Ms. Hulme-Beaman with the full-body expressiveness of a small child, Madeleine is clever, awkward, … Continue reading

Little Thing Big Thing – OnstageBlog.com, Review

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by lucyhk

“highly enjoyable…the actors do a marvelous job…Clearly well-practiced pros, they switch between roles with a smooth efficacy and professional proficiency…served brilliantly by Jim Culleton’s direction…an ectopic romp with political edge and well-insulated wit…Fox and O’Kelly are devastatingly good” Read more  

Little Thing, Big Thing – Manhattan with A Twist, Review

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by lucyhk

“once it gets a hold of you, you won’t turn away…a combination of onomatopoeic storytelling, interesting and effective blocking, and an incredible set to create the pace in which we get lost and entertained….Donal O’Kelly is incredible…Sorcha Fox tackles these … Continue reading

Little Thing, Big Thing – Theater’s Leiter Side, Review

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by lucyhk

“madcap…Mr. O’Kelly and Ms. Fox are impressively animated…director Jim Culleton does such exceptional work” Read more

Little Thing, Big Thing – Talkin’ Broadway, Review

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by lucyhk

“The time-honored art of theatrical storytelling is in excellent hands in the Fishamble: The New Play Company production of Little Thing, Big Thing…wonderful mix of suspense, eccentric comedy, and tender moments…grabs hold at the start and never lets go, a … Continue reading

Little Thing, Big Thing – The Front Row Centre, Review

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by lucyhk

“A detailed, subtle, committed performance…the performers are steady and true.  You believe them every minute…a wonderful night in the theater…Donal O’Kelly (Larry) and Sorcha Fox (Martha) pull faces and strike challenging postures, and invent nuanced voices, building a cast of slippery characters you … Continue reading

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