BRUNCH WITH JACQUI DEEVY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at noon

Brunch and pre-show talk with Jacqui Deevy before matinee performance of SUITCASE. Includes a signed copy by Jacqui of “Teresa Deevy Reclaimed: Volume One.”

Jacqui is Teresa’s grandniece, literary executor and keeper of the flame – a role she inherited from her father.  Jacqui grew up in Waterford, living in the Landscape, the Deevy family home for more than 125 years, where Teresa was born and lived. Jacqui will share her thoughts on the the plays included in The Suitcase Under the Bed and tell stories of the Deevy family.

When: Saturday, September 9 at noon

Where: West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street

Cost: $99.75 – includes brunch and matinee ticket ($78.50 for First Priority Club members)
$40.00 – brunch only (call the number below to book)

Reserve by calling: 212.315.0231; M-F 10am-6pm

Meet the Designers

SATURDAY, JULY 22 after the matinee

Director Jonathan Bank and his design team will talk about the process, the production and the four one-act plays—and answer your questions.

EMILY C. BLOOM, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

SATURDAY, JULY 29 after the matinee

Emily Bloom is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She specializes in Anglophone late modernism spanning the 1930s through the 1960s. She has published articles on the poetry broadcasts of W.B. Yeats, 1950s radio drama, and performance traditions in the works of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Her book, The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968, chronicles the emergence of the British Broadcasting Corporation as a significant promotional platform and aesthetic influence for Irish modernism. Emily’s talk will place Teresa Deevy in the context of Irish Writers who found success in radio and television broadcasting.

JACQUI DEEVY, GRANDNIECE AND LITERARY EXECUTOR OF TERESA DEEVY

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 after the matinee

Jacqui is Teresa’s grandniece, literary executor and keeper of the flame – a role she inherited from her father.  Jacqui grew up in Waterford, living in the Landscape, the Deevy family home for more than 125 years, where Teresa was born and lived. Jacqui will share her thoughts on the the plays included in The Suitcase Under the Bed and tell stories of the Deevy family.

LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN TERESA DEEVY’S IRELAND
Tara Harney-Mahajan, PhD

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 after the matinee

Tara Harney-Mahajan received her PhD in English from the University of Connecticut and is currently the co-Editor of the literary journal LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. Her research interests include 20th and 21st century Irish literature with a focus on women writers.  With Claire Bracken, Tara has just co-edited a double special issue on Irish women’s writing entitled “A Continuum of Irish Women’s Writing I & II: Reflections on the Post-Celtic Tiger Era.” Her scholarship has been published in the journal Women’s Studies as well as New Hibernia Review and The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Tara’s talk will place Teresa Deevy in the context of other Irish Women writers and will focus on the play’s theme of marriage in early 20th century Ireland.

Did you know?

Many of our EnrichMint Events have been recorded and are available for viewing online.

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    Charles Duff is a British teacher, actor, theatre director, writer and critic. His first professional role was in N.C. Hunter’s The Adventures of Tom Random at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in 1967. His book, The Lost Summer: The Heyday of the West End Theatre, focuses on the playwrights of the commercial British theatre of the mid-twentieth century. In this video, filmed after a performance of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, Charles discusses how N.C. Hunter’s plays fit into this rich period of theatrical history. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on August 13, 2016.

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  • Roger W. Oliver
    "British Theatre in the Postwar World"

    Roger W. Oliver is Professor of Liberal Arts and Drama at Juilliard, and Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at NYU, where he teaches courses in Modern British Drama. In this video, filmed after a performance of A DAY BY THE SEA by N.C. Hunter, Roger discusses how the play fits into the larger context of post-WWII British theatre. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on August 6, 2016.

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