EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAY AT THE PRINCESS GRACE IRISH LIBRARY
On 26 September, MIAS shall contribute a small reading of texts for the Matrimoine Culturel (Women’s influence in Ireland) at the Princess Grace Irish Library. This is the first year for ‘Journée du Matrimoine‘ (dedicated to ‘Women and Patrimony’) to mark the 26th year of celebrating the annual Journées Européennes du Patrimoine.
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We are delighted to announce the First “Bloomsday in Monaco” with the Princess Grace Irish Library and MIAS on 16 June. We’ll be performing along with two pupils from the International School of Monaco, accompanied by music on the bodhrán, we will wander around The Rock, as Leopold Bloom strolled the streets of Dublin.
For those of you who can, please feel free to stroll with us on a jocular Joycean journey through the streets of old Monaco.
For those of you who can’t be with us – wish us the best and, why not plan to support us next year for the Bloomsday Centenary.
ST PATRICK’S DAY AT THE PRINCESS GRACE IRISH LIBRARY
MIAS was invited by the Princess Grace Irish Library to provide a short performance on St Patrick’s Day this year, together with a musical interlude by the Academie de Musique, which was filmed.
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We were very honoured to give a command performance for H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco. We are the only theatre in Monaco, at the moment, to be performing, with the approval from the Palace.
POSTPONED : EUGENE O’NEILL
This has been postponed until further notice:
Our next show will be extracts from A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Iceman Cometh and Ile (a one act play) by Eugene O’Neill, on Friday, 20 March 2020 at 8.30pm, The Auditorium du Collège Charles III, Avenue de l’Annonciade, Monaco.
And also on Saturday, 25 April at the Theatre Exupéry, Menton – in association with the British Association.
A Moon for the Misbegotten : Set in a dilapidated Connecticut house in early September 1923, the play focuses on three characters: Josie, a domineering Irish woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation, her conniving father, tenant farmer Phil Hogan, and James Tyrone Jr, Hogan’s landlord and drinking companion, a cynical alcoholic haunted by the death of his mother.
The Iceman Cometh : Set in New York in 1912 in Harry Hope’s downmarket Greenwich Village saloon and rooming house. As the play opens, the regulars are expecting Hickey to arrive in time for Harry’s birthday party. The first act introduces the various characters as they bicker among themselves, showing how drunk and delusional they are, all the while awaiting Hickey.
Ile : The one act play is set about Captain David Keeney, a man obsessed with finding oil, and his wife, who joins him on his ship for what ends up being a two-year voyage in the middle of the ocean that tests the limits of everyone on board. The crew is determined to track down whales to find “ile” (oil), but instead end up barged in ice for months, and the dejection is palpable from the beginning of the first scene.
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