7th ANNUAL IRISH FESTIVAL
Directed by Cathy Kurz
February 11-27, 2022
First Central Congregational Church
BSB's annual celebration of all things Irish will be back this year, featuring an Irish-authored play performed on the weekends, and interspersed with weeknight special events, illuminating selected aspects of Brigit's/Patrick's/Colmcille's unending vibrant and cherished culture. As we negotiate rights and finalize arrangements for this season's Festival, we look forward to offering another joyful tribute to Ireland (and our namesake, Brigit/Brighid/Brigid), a language-loving culture, rich in imagination and artistry.
Since beginning the Festival in 2014, the Theatre has mounted the plays of O'Casey, McPherson, Synge, Friel, Keane, and McCafferty; featured internationally-acclaimed poet Desmond Egan; Laura Leininger-Campbell and L. B. Buchelt's original presentation of the letters and works of James Joyce; the comic rhymes and parodies of Percy French; legendary Irish poetry laments of Eibhlin Dhubh Ni Chonaill presented by actors, then translated to fiddle by Dr. Richard Murphy; dramatizations of Frank O'Connor short stories, and an Irish Whiskey-Tasting.