Love in Irish Times

Love in Irish Times

Date:Mar 14, 2018 Phone: Price: Time:8 pm Location:122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON

The Irish Real Life Festival


The Registry Theatre


Love in Irish Times

Two Staged Readings


Join IRL Festival for the Waterloo Region premier staged readings of Yeats in Love by Anne Tait and First Love by Dennis Wallace and Peter McCutcheon.

Yeats in Love

A poet and a firebrand; the strange love affair of Yeats and Maud Gonne

“tread softly, because you tread on my dreams”

By Anne Tait, produced in Toronto, in Dublin & on CBC radio

When the insecure young poet W.B.Yeats first sees the beautiful Maud Gonne preaching rebellion on a Dublin street-corner, he imagines her as the incarnation of the legendary Kathleen ni Houlihan, the very soul of Ireland.

He is smitten, spills out his dreams to her, and takes her to a magical island where their souls unite and they dream of changing Ireland’s future. But … she is obsessed with freeing Ireland from the British Empire, has a secret life in Paris that Yeats knows nothing about, and is allied with a violent rebel, John MacBride.

Yeats is the most quoted poet of our time, known round the world. But few know about Maud Gonne, his great love, the woman behind so many of his poems, a proto-feminist, a fascinating woman who almost drove him mad. Discover their amazing story!

First Love

A musical drama about Brendan, an Irish immigrant brought to Canada by his parents when he was seventeen years old, leaving behind his first love Brigid. Now 60 years later, and retired from the RCMP he is living alone, still mourning the loss of his Canadian wife Moira, whom he lost to cancer, some years earlier.

Featuring live music!


Wednesday March 14, 8 pm

Tickets: $20, $15 Students/Seniors


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