More from the Irish Rep Theatre

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This group is going to present a digital production of “Meet Me in St. Louis” but before that, on December 1 at 7:00 PM EST, one-time only, there is this opportunity, which I have grabbed:

Irish Repertory Theatre is proud to present a reading of Plaguey Hill, a new work by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, read by Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber. Written over the first two weeks of April 2020, “Plaguey Hill” is an impressionistic account of day-to-day life during the Covid-19 pandemic. Though the poem is set in Sharon Springs, New York, it harkens back to memories of the burial mound of Plaguey Hill, in Friars Bush graveyard, Belfast, where victims of the 1830s cholera epidemic were laid to rest. The poem takes the form of an intricately locked series of 15 sonnets known as a crown, or corona.

https://irishrep.org/event/irish-rep-online-2020/plaguey-hill-a-new-work-by-paul-muldoon/

A poem. A crown of sonnets!

12 comments on “More from the Irish Rep Theatre”

    1. I recently had the same thing happen. I wanted to support the local women’s shelter. The group does an annual fundraiser featuring women’s short films. It’s always at a local theater. This year it is online. I went to donate at the site and the event was “sold out.” A fundraiser???

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      1. If I had to guess, they are starting to put caps on the attendance for these events since so many people sign up and I’m sure far fewer actually show up– I would also guess Zoom other companies are starting to cap events based on price of their membership — gotta pay for bigger #s. Just a guess.

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      1. I’m bothered by the ‘get everyone hooked especially during a crisis’ and then yank it away through financial hurdles — cell phones used to be so free it wasn’t funny & now you’ve got a contract for over a thousand dollars to get a new phone — no interest though *laugh*

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  1. I was unable to attend this “live” but managed to watch it on YouTube this morning. I highly recommend. It is both beautiful and unsettling, tragic and mesmerizing. Here is a link for those who missed it.

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    1. JNaz, I watched it live and agree with your assessment. 23 minutes that fly by! Thank you for posting the youtube link, which I meant to do.

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