Liffey Players Drama Society

The Liffey Players is hosting the 25th Anniversary of the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival, May 22-26, 2018 at the Irish Cultural Centre! 


To purchase a Festival pass to see all 6 performances (6 for the price of 5). Click HERE


To purchase tickets for individual performances, click HERE


2018 Festival Schedule of Performances (subject to change)

Tuesday, May 22 8pm

The Space, by Grainne Jordan

Liffey Players Drama Society, Calgary, AB

Wednesday, May 23 8pm

The Good Father, by Christian O'Reilly

Milwaukee Irish Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, May 24 2pm

Coolatully, by Fiona Doyle

Tara Players Winnipeg, MB

Thursday, May 24 8pm

Mammy's Boy, by Jimmy Keary

Gaelic Park Players, Chicago, IL

Friday, May 25 2pm
Closing Time, by Owen McCafferty
Irish Players of Rochester Rochester, NY

Friday, May 25 8pm

A Couple of Blaguards, by Frank & Malachy McCourt
The Irish American Theatre Company
Cincinnati, OH






This is an adjudicated Festival, with both a public adjudication following each performance as well as a private adjudication. This year's Festival features Ray Yeates!


Ray Yeates is the Dublin City Arts Officer. He is a theatre practitioner and has directed productions in the Ireland the USA and Europe over the past 35 years and has been Deputy Artistic Director of The Abbey Theatre, Artistic Director of the Chelsea Playhouse New York and until 2004 Artistic Director of Axis, Ballymun.

He is passionate about equality of access to arts and culture and in his current role is responsible for The International Literature Festival Dublin, Dublin Culture Night, MusicTown and the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

He was honoured to work on Dublin’s European Capital of Culture 2020 Bid and is currently heading up a series of Bid legacy projects with all of the National Cultural Institutions, in EU Funding, and in Fundraising Fellowships. The City Arts Office is a developmental Unit that forms part of the Culture Recreation and Economic Services Department of Dublin City Council

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