Come On Over
Out of the Mist Celtic Theatre was proud to present the area premier of Conor McPherson’s one-act play, Come On Over. First produced at Dublin’s Gate Theatre in 2001, Come On Over was described by the London Telegraph as, “piercingly evocative, powerfully exploring the tension between human and divine love.”
Struggling with his faith, a traumatized Jesuit priest returns to his hometown in Ireland to investigate the “miraculous” preservation of a 400-year-old child’s body, and re-engages with a woman he loved 30 years before. What follows is a poetic exploration of the nature of miracles and the eternal search for redemption. Michelle Schwantes directed Alisa Pritchett and Carney Gray in this thought-provoking production. The play was streamed at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 2021 as part of the Minnesota Irish Fair’s annual “Irish Arts Week”, produced in partnership with the Celtic Junction Arts Center.
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The Harp and The Loon Anthology
This volume showcases eighteen authors whose works span the various forms of poetry and song; drama and comic sketch; essay, memoir and autobiography; fiction and humorous tale. These writers explore the perennially fascinating question of the links between Minnesota and Ireland.
"The Twin Cities of Minnesota are famous for their Viking heritage, but poke around and you quickly discover the Irish connections. The ghosts of James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and so many others hover over this excellent collection of memorable stories, lyrical poems, and a song or two by the Irish and Irish-Americans in Minnesota. You'll delight in discovering, like the Vikings who conquered Dublin, many of them have become 'more Irish than the Irish themselves.'" -Tom Crann, host of All Things Considered Minnesota Public Radio News