Nov 13, 2019, 7:00 PM
Dr. Richard Aldous, Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature at Bard College, Dr. Peter Moloney, Skidmore, and Dr. Elizabeth Stack, Irish American Heritage Museum, discuss the implications of the latest twists in the Brexit debate. What are Boris Johnson’s options; the implications for Ireland; and what will happen if there is a general election in the United Kingdom.
Nov 14, 2019, 7:00 PM
Author, journalist, and historian Terry Golway tackles politics again in his latest book - a meticulous look at two great progressive New York governors who both wanted to be president - but only one would be successful. The two men could not have been more different: Roosevelt, a scion of Protestant wealth and privilege from Hyde Park, New York, and Smith, an Irish-Catholic kid, who grew up in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge and matriculated at the Fulton Fish Market University while Roosevelt went to Harvard. Golway says their cooperation and collaboration shows there is hope for a country which is increasingly polarized In our own time.
Nov 15, 2019, 6:00 PM
Awards Gala to honor Ken Raymond, and Joe and Kathy Condon in support of the Irish American Heritage Museum. November 15th, 6pm, Wolfert's Roost. Call the museum to reserve your seats or to book a journal advert.
Nov 18, 2019, 7:00 PM
The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region. Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how simple humanity can overcome political division. John Hurt costars.
Nov 22, 2019, 7:00 PM
This is the stunning multi award-winning play from Marie Jones. This funny, passionate and heartbreaking show sees the actor Parker Cross flex his considerable acting skills, seamlessly shifting through dozens of characters. A Night in November tells the story of Kenneth McAllister, a clerk in the local welfare office. Kenneth is a Belfast Protestant who has followed all the rules. He loved who he was supposed to love. He lived where he was expected to live. He fought who he was taught to fight. That is, until one night - a night in November - when he did the most exciting, outrageous, crazy, mad thing he'd ever done. Set against a backdrop of sectarian hatred and violence in Belfast, this is the story of how one man had a change of heart about his life.