When you enter Irish Classical Theatre Company you get a sense that you are a part of something special. Carrie Beth Wicks, Director of Development said, "Irish Classical Theatre was always known as Buffalo's best kept secret, now I'm glad it's not so secret anymore."
The ICTC focus is on giving the audience intelligent, thought provoking classic theatre for everyone to enjoy. They feel like whether a subscriber or a single ticket purchaser, their patrons are making an investment without a risk. Audiences know they will be getting a high quality show to make them laugh, cry and think.
Auditions for these shows are in April and May, and Fortunato Pezzimenti, producing director stated that their goal was to have one new face in every show. With a mix of students and seasoned veterans, there will always be a new flavor to each show.
Their summer show will be "Intimate Exchanges," a series of one-act plays. The first show to kick off the theatre season and part of Curtain Up! will be "Blood Brothers" which was a mega hit in London's West End and will star Lorraine O'Donnell, September 11-October 11. The Drama "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Frank McGuiness tells the story of 3 hostages in Lebanon from very different backgrounds, October 30-November 22. Next is a comedy called "The Relapse," a clever restoration comedy updated to the infamous Carnaby Street era in London, running from January 15-February 14. Starting immediately after will be "The Lonesome West" by Martin McDonagh, a dark comedy about warring brothers in an Irish town. After that, ICTC will present the romantic comedy "Engaged," by W.S Gilbert who pledges his love to every woman in sight - which certainly leads to fun and complications, running from April 23-May 23. Topping off this extraordinary season will be "Lovers," by Brian Friel, a story of young love in Ireland, June 4-27.
More information can be found at the ICTC website.
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