WELCOME RECEPTION

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8pm_Wednesday, October 10th

Brandon House Hotel, invited guests & festival ticket holders
A civic welcome will be afforded to the visiting dignitaries from the Danville Municipal Council and the Eugene O’Neill Foundation and Society, and to the participating actors, directors and producers.
This will be followed by a concert featuring classical guitarist David Creevy and Celtic Jazz Singer Melanie O’Reilly, collaborating in a special tribute to Ireland’s national composer Turlough O’Carolan.

THE COUNT OF
MONTE CRISTO

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8pm_Thursday, October 11th

St. Michael’s Theatre
Waterford Institute of Technology presents a screening of Edwin Porter’s 1913 film of The Count of Monte Cristo, starring James O’Neill, and an illustrated talk on the relationship between James O’Neill, his son Eugene, and their Irish roots.
This film will be accompanied by an especially created musical score by WIT lecturer and performer Phil Collins.

HUGHIE

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8pm_Friday, October 12th

St. Michael’s Theatre
Hughie is the tale of two lonely strangers grappling to make sense of their lives, their relationship and their responsibilities to each other, directed by and especially reimagined by Eric Hayes, artistic director of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Danville, California.
Along with the staging of one-act Hughie, there will be a playful presentation of some of O’Neill’s greatest stage directions.

MOURNING BECOMES
ELECTRA

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3.30pm_Saturday, October 13th

St. Michael’s Theatre
Driven by a dark past the tragic present of the Mannon family is played out against the backdrop of the ending of the American Civil War. In a story of betrayal, lust, murder, madness and retribution O’Neill’s great trilogy of plays has the epic sweep and majesty of the Greek tragedy upon which it is based. Ben Barnes directs a strong cast in a two-part staged reading of this rarely performed masterpiece with music composed and performed by Eleanor McEvoy and the Irish soprano, Clodagh Kinsella.

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3.30pm Part 1
6.00pm Dinner at the Dunbrody Visitor Centre
8.00pm Part 2

MY REAL
LIFE

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8pm_Sunday, October 14th

St. Michael’s Theatre
Don Wycherley stars in the touching and entertaining My Real Life by Wexford writer Eoin Colfer. A story of the highs and lows of a life over forty years, My Real Life is a play that will make you laugh and make you cry.

THE “GLENCAIRN”
PLAYS

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Daily at noon & 3pm, October 11th to 14th

Aboard The Dunbrody
On board the Dunbrody Famine Ship there will be a production of Eugene O’Neill’s cycle of one-act plays directed by Paul Walsh set aboard the fictional ship the ‘SS Glencairn’, Bound East for Cardiff, The Long Voyage Home and In the Zone. These three one-act plays will be presented in one sitting lasting an hour.

LUNCHTIME
TALKS

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1pm_October 11th & October 12th

New Ross Library
Waterford Institute of Technology presents a series of expert-led talks and discussions in the New Ross Library. The talks will be on Eugene O’Neill’s influence on modern Irish theatre and on the Graves Shipping Company and the New Ross diaspora.