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The Irish Classical Theatre Company Announces its 2015-2016 Season

The Irish Classical Theatre Company

The Irish Classical Theatre Company, recently honoured with 16 ARTIE Award nominations in the 10 categories in which it was eligible, recognizing 5 different productions this year, announces its 25th Anniversary Season to be presented in its home, The Andrews Theatre.

ICTC celebrates 25 years of excellence with a Tony Award winning musical; a contemporary Irish play, fresh from the Broadway stage; a beloved American classic; a side-splitting one-man tour-de-force; a cutting-edge collaboration, and a delightful and witty comedy from the pen of Oscar Wilde.

Here is an overview of the upcoming season:

A Little Night Music , Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman, September 18-October 18, 2015 (Tony Award Winner!) One of the most enchanting of Stephen Sondheim's brilliant works, this sophisticated and romantic tale explores the passions and peccadilloes of several couples in turn-of-the-century Sweden. Successful lawyer Fredrik Egerman is married to an 18-year-old trophy wife, Anne, but his heart lies with the glamorous actress, Desiree. The bewitching and witty score includes the ever-popular "Send In The Clowns." A memorable vehicle to kick-start ICTC's 25th Anniversary Season!

Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, October 30-November 22, 2015, Fresh from Broadway! By the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, Pulitzer Prize winning author John Patrick Shanley's tender romantic comedy tells the tale of longtime Irish neighbors, Anthony and Rosemary, who, nearing middle age, struggle as their youth and dreams of idyllic love begin to fade away. Longstanding family rivalries and a land dispute notwithstanding, the couple ultimately faces their fears in this uplifting story, reminding us that love can come to call when you least expect it.

All My Sons by Arthur Miller, January 15-February 7, 2016, American Classic. Hot on the heels of last year's successful run of Death of a Salesman, ICTC presents this powerful and gripping study of honesty and guilt and the corrupting power of greed. Set in post World War II America, it is the story of Joe Keller, a successful businessman and loving family man who during the war allowed his factory to ship faulty airplane cylinders to the US Armed Forces, causing the death of 21 American pilots. A tragedy of the common man in a searing moral crisis, told with electrifying intensity.

Fully Committed by Becky Mode, March 11-April 3, 2016, Hilarious! A side-splitting tour-de-force for one actor playing 40 characters! In the bowels of a chic Manhattan restaurant, the phones keep ringing and the characters keep changing, from snobby socialites to entitled celebrities, each vying for the best tables, at prime times. Glued to his reservation desk, Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor, juggles the dizzying succession of calls as he anxiously awaits news about an audition callback. Manning the phones will be the versatile and talented comedic actor Brian Msyliwy (La Bete, The Servant of Two Masters)! Not to be missed!

The Yeats Project April 22-May 8, 2016, Cutting-edge. The Yeats Project is an original and boldly theatrical production of two fascinating but rarely produced plays by the Nobel-winning Irish poet William Butler Yeats - The Land of Heart's Desire and At the Hawk's Well. ICTC collaborates with internationally renowned dance company, LehrerDance, and the experimental Torn Space Theater on this dynamic, multi-disciplinary production which encompasses theatre, mime, music, poetry, mask and dance to illuminate the work of the greatest poet of the Twentieth Century.

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde, June 3-June 26, 2016, Wilde! A delightful Wildean comedy revolving around extortion and corruption in London high society. Sir Robert Chiltern, a member of Parliament and pillar of the community, is being blackmailed by the mysterious and villainous Mrs. Chevely, who threatens to destroy him. Mischievous young aristocratic dandy and confirmed bachelor Lord Goring, whose philosophy of life can best be summarized as "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance," intervenes, and a series of hilarious misunderstanding and comic blunders ensue. Oscar Wilde at his comic best!

"This is truly a celebratory milestone that we never could have anticipated when we began this great journey, from such humble beginnings, a quarter of a century ago," said Vincent O'Neill, ICTC Artistic Director. "This Season is a brilliant international tour of outstanding theatre, presented at the highest level of artistic excellence," he continued. "Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary Season, continuing our journey in the company of superb actors, creative directors and talented designers - visionaries all - in the heart of Buffalo's thriving Theatre District," O'Neill concluded.

Member Passes and Subscriptions to the Irish Classical Theatre Company's 2015-2016 Season are now on sale: IN PERSON: @ the ICTC Box Office, 625 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 BY PHONE: @ 853-ICTC (4282) Online or on Your Mobile Device:

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