Irish in Film Series – Deirdre of the Sorrows: Weds., 3/21 @ 7pm

The Irish Studies Program at Fairfield University will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Irish in Film Series with six free screenings of plays by acclaimed Anglo-Irish playwright John Millington Synge. The films are all live, stage productions directed by Gary Hynes of the Druid Theatre Company, Galway, Ireland.

The film series is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

All films, produced in Dublin in 2007, will be screened in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library multimedia room on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., except the first film, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. The film series is part of Fairfield’s Arts & Minds season of cultural and intellectual programming.

Robert Epstein, Ph.D., associate professor of English, will introduce “Deirdre of the Sorrows” (1910) on March 21. Published posthumously, the play deals with ill-fated Deirdre (Gemma Reeves), who runs off to Scotland with her love only to have to return to fulfill her epic prophesy. It is the stuff of Celtic and Irish myth.

For more information, contact Marion White, Irish Studies Program, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3021 or mwhite@fairfield.edu.

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