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.
On March 28, Synge scholar Rob Doggett, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at SUNY Geneseo, will present Synge’s first play, “In the Shadow of the Glen” (1903), a comedy about a May-December marriage with a resurrection theme, starring Mick Lally, Louise Lewis and Eamon Morrissey. Synge got the material for the play from a story he heard on a visit to the Aran Islands.
For more information, contact Marion White, Irish Studies Program, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.