Feb.7- Mar. 15
BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT’S IRISH FESTIVAL
1002 Dodge Street
Thurs-Sat: 7:30 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.
Saint Patrick’s Day has yet to spring forward. But the story and spirit of Ireland are always with us. Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company delves into the soul of that nation, focusing most intently on dark Dublin days. Center stage: Sean O’Casey’s Juno and The Paycock. This compelling play leapt forth from the troubled times of the 1920s to dwell on the struggling working class and became an enduring classic. Heroic Juno struggles against the odds while her husband, strutting Captain Jack Boyle, exists in a fog of ignorance and self-deception, as if unaware of tragedies within and outside his walls. Ay, you may laugh at his foolishness and admire the lilt and poetry of the language of these folk, but beware of bitterness yet to come. Mixed in among the Festival days are shimmering poetry and story readings, songs and talks. When the Irish speak, sure, who would not want to listen?