Ireland’s National Theatre: Abbey Theatre (Amharclann na Mainistreach

Founded in 1903 by W.B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory, two of the central proponents of the literary revival movement of the twentieth century, the Abbey Theatre‘s history is rooted in the development of the Irish national identity. The movement sought to improve intellectual life in Ireland through the written word and the Abbey’s artistic […]

Bridgeport Connecticut’s Historic Bijou Theatre Renaissance

As the oldest surviving movie house in the country, the revival of the Bijou Theatre brings a unique attraction to downtown Bridgeport.  First opening as a silent movie house and venue for vaudeville acts in 1910, the theatre continued to operate under the names the Rivoli and Studio Cinema, as it changed owners over the […]

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot 20th Season Opens, NYC 2011

Now back for its 20th season, The Drilling Company presents “The Comedy of Errors” from July 7th-23rd to be followed by “Hamlet” July 28th through August 13th, 2011. The theater company adapts classic Shakespeare to more modern times, often with a New York twist, and occasionally having to explain for the natural summer night happenings […]

Moscow’s Cat Theater

A full length theater performance delivered by cats, yep, an entire cast of cats! Performances by the Moscow Cat Theater generally run over an hour and feature performances by a rotating ensemble of about 100, formerly stray, now fantastically trained circus cats. Created by Yuri Kuklachev, who was trained at a Russian clown school, the […]