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Irish Classical: You Asked for It, You Got It

The most
requested play at the Irish Classical Theatre Company will open on Friday,
October 30th. Someone Who’ll Watch Over
Me by Frank McGuinness, was last
presented by ICTC at The Calumet in 1994 to great audience and critical
acclaim. 

It’s the
story of three strangers – an Irishman, an Englishman and an American – taken
hostage in Lebanon.  Their struggle to maintain sanity and survive
by overcoming personal and nationalistic differences is filled with poignancy,
tenderness and humor in this Tony nominated play that gives the audience
pause to consider the futility of war, the depths of man’s inhumanity to man
and both the fragility and triumph of the human spirit.  

Reflecting
on the play, ICTC Artistic Director Vincent O’Neill said, “This thought provoking
drama is deeply affecting to audiences because it deals with themes that are
both universal and timeless.  The author describes the setting as ‘A
Cell’ and the time as ‘Now’.  Sadly,
little has changed on the world stage in the fifteen years since ICTC’s first
production of the play.  It remains as timely and relevant today as
it was then.” 

This revival, directed by ICTC Associate Director Greg Natale, will star ICTC Artistic Director Vincent O’Neill as Edward, the Irishman;
Lou Colaiacovo as Michael, the Englishman; and Dan Walker as Adam, the
American. The last run of the play at ICTC, directed by Producing Director Fortunato Pezzimenti, starred Vincent O’Neill, Mark Donahue and Richard Wesp. 

Performances
will continue Thursdays through Sundays through November 22nd.  Patrons
are encouraged to book their tickets early for this limited engagement of
four weeks only. Curtain times for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening
performances will be 7:30PM with matinee performances on Saturday at 3PM and
Sunday at 2PM. 

Five-Show
season subscription packages, ranging in price from $125 to $190, offer
substantial savings over single ticket purchases and are available now by
calling the ICTC Box Office at (716) 853-4282 or online at
the ICTC website.  

Regular
single tickets range from $32 to $42 each.  Student tickets will be sold
at the Box Office, one hour before curtain, in person only, for $15 each for
students under 25 with a valid student I.D.  For tickets, please call the
Irish Classical Theatre Company Box Office at 716. 853.4282. 

The first
Saturday matinee performance of Someone Who’ll Watch
Over Me on Saturday, October 31st will be
Pay-As-You-Can at the Box Office only. 

Co-Sponsored
by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and M&T Bank.

Image: Dan Walker, Lou Coliaiacovo, Vincent O’Neill

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