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Review: ‘Intimate Apparel’ at Villanova Theatre

Villanova Theatre’s final production for 2017 is Intimate Apparel, directed by Valerie Joyce. The play, penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, tells the story of Esther Mills (played by Sisi Wright), an African-American seamstress in early 20th Century Manhattan. Esther, who pines for a life of independence and romance, finds herself trapped by her […]

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An Interview with Villanova Theatre’s ‘Translations’ Director Valerie Joyce: Part 2: Behind the Scenes of Her Production of ‘Translations’

In Part 2, Director Valerie Joyce takes us behind the scenes of her production of Translations at Villanova Theatre. Henrik: Congratulations to the whole Villanova community for having been awarded “a $1 million commitment from the Connelly Foundation to support a new Center for Irish Studies,” which, “Will support Villanova’s ongoing partnership with The Abbey Theatre, […]

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An Interview with Villanova Theatre’s ‘Translations’ Director Valerie Joyce: Part 1: The Irish Chekhov

Villanova University, with its long theater tradition, has fostered not only the classics, but Irish theater for many years. To honor the 100-year anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Villanova is now digging deep into the historical struggles, making visible the clashes between Britain and Ireland, by presenting Brian Friel’s Translations. This two-part […]

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Review: ‘Translations’ at Villanova University in Villanova, PA

One hundred years ago a group of Irish poets, musicians and classical scholars rebelled against English rule. The “Easter Uprising” was cruelly subdued by the occupying British, but this being Ireland; the Rebellion is memorialized through ballads, poems and plays. Villanova University honors this anniversary with a production of Brian Friel’s great Translations. Friel’s astonishing […]

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