Wednesday, March 21, 2012

And Nothing Will Blow Up

I'll be the first to admit that I don't know anything at all about the theatre. I don't mean a theater, where they show "Rise Of The Zombie Robots in 3D" and charge $12 for a bag of popcorn, $2 extra if you want it with something called "Golden Flavoring" drizzled on top.

I mean The Theatre, where there's actual live people on stage and nothing is computer generated and there's no car chases and nothing (if all goes well) blows up. About that, I'm clueless.

But here's what I do know: live, real people, no-car-chase theater is coming to Irish Center this week. To wit:

Live theater at Kansas City Irish Center, beginning tomorrow! "Lovers: Winners" by Brian Friel, considered to be the greatest living English-language dramatist, hailed by the English-speaking world as an "Irish Chekhov" and "the universally accented voice of Ireland".  Performances March 22-April 1. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:30.

Two Irish teenagers on a hillside overlooking, hope, dreams and lives lived fully on one afternoon. A touching and poignant love story. Directed by Erin Merritt. Featuring Chelsea Almeida, Pete Bakely, Brandon Golden, and Shelley Wyche.

$14, $12 for Irish Center members and students.

Two special nights:
Opening night is for lovers! Bring your loved one and mention the 'lovers' discount and get two tickets for $20 on opening night, March 22.

On Saturday, March 24, enjoy a 'talk-back' after the show with Stephen John Dilks, Professor of English and Irish Literature at UMKC.

Reserve your seat today by emailing and visit our website for more information:

Add some Golden Flavoring to that and you've really got something. Don't miss this special event. The Kansas City Irish Center is in the lower level of historic Union Station at Pershing and Main.

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