by Astri Thorvik | Dec 17, 2018 | Articles, Recipes, Theatre
By the time New Year arrives you are bound to feel food fatigue — both in the making of, and the eating of… the thought of another heavy dessert is intolerable. So, lets consider a posset – light and delicious and so easy to make it’s ridiculous.
by Tasha Jones | May 22, 2018 | Articles, Bloomsday, Samuel Beckett, Theatre
In 1956 Beckett’s Waiting for Godot had its American premiere at the Coconut Grove in Miami. One of the stars of this legendary fiasco was Bert Lahr. Colleen Curran’s new comedy Godot at the Coconut Grove gives a behind the scenes look at the day of and morning after the disastrous opening night.
by Marlene Ellen Chan | Mar 31, 2018 | Abbey Theatre, Articles, Theatre
Dublin’s Abbey Theatre program, Waking the Nation, begun in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising featured only 1 of 10 plays written by a woman, and 3 of 10 directed by women. This can be viewed as a remarkable paradox in retrospect partly given the now-documented role of women in the 1916 Rising and in the history of the Abbey Theatre founded by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904.
by Judith Schurman | Feb 23, 2018 | Abbey Theatre, Articles, Festival News, Ireland, James Joyce, Theatre, Ulysses
Hello, fans of Ulysses! Do you want to see a play version of Joyce’s Ulysses in Montreal? Will it come to Montreal? The answer: It may be up to us and our enthusiasm for the project. Translation: Are we willing to do the work to make it happen?
by Dave Schurman | Dec 18, 2017 | Articles, Ireland, Irish Famine, Montreal, Theatre
This production has gone through 3 iterations that began with a performance in the Champlain College (St. Lawrence Campus) cafeteria about 4 years ago. It had a 3-day run – mostly in the form of a play – and then in March 2016 was presented twice at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec.
by Lesley Regnier | Dec 16, 2017 | Articles, Books, Ireland, James Joyce, Theatre
I met my sister in Dublin. We were two Kelley girls getting together in the land of our ancestors for four days of Joyce—my aim—she didn’t know more than the name and my interest. But I never expected to find that the stage version of Ulysses would be on at the Abbey Theatre! The Abbey Theatre about which I had read so much!