Where else can you enjoy nine Irish plays in six days? This is the first year Chicago's Irish American Heritage Center and Shapeshifters Theatre hosts this annual international event. Irish theater troupes from Dublin, Canada and the U.S. gather together under one roof to give their dramatic best to Chicago audiences.◦
The 2010 Acting Irish International Theatre Festival takes place from Monday, May 17 through Saturday May 22. The Irish American Heritage Center is located at 4626 N. Knox Ave. just off the Edens Expressway at Wilson Ave. For more information call: 773-282-7035 ext. 10.
Tickets are only $15 for each play, available at IAHC and online. Buffet suppers and spirited beverages are available at the fest between the Wednesday and Thursday matinee and evening performances, and the 5th Province Bar onsite is open on Friday and Saturday.
AIITF 2010 play schedule:
Monday, May 17 at 8 p.m.: And Neither Have I Wings to Fly, Shapeshifters Theatre, Chicago
Tuesday, May 18 at 8 p.m.: There Came a Gypsy Riding, Estuary Players, Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday, May 19 at 2 p.m.: The Patrick Pearse Motel, Gaelic Park Players, Chicago
Wednesday, May 19 at 8 p.m.: Moll, Irish American Theatre, Cincinnati
Thursday, May 20 at 2 p.m.: Portia Coughlan, Liffey Players, Calgary, Canada
Thursday, May 20 at 8 p.m.: The Passion of Jerome, Heads on Stage, Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 21 at 2 p.m.: Close to Home, Irish Theatre of Florida
Friday, May 21 at 8 p.m.: The Cripple of Inishmaan, Rochester Irish Players, NY
Saturday, May 22 at 8 p.m.: The Factory Girls, Toronto Irish Players