ON SALE NOW, "THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY" AT THE YOUNGSTOWN PLAYHOUSE
Youngstown, OH (February 9, 2023): The Youngstown Playhouse will present The Irish… and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt. Directed by John Cox, the production will run March 24 – 26, 2023 on the Main Stage at the Youngstown Playhouse.
Written in 1997 by Frank McCourt, The Irish… and How They Got That Way highlights traditional Irish through humorous and confident song, dance and storytelling of Irish history — including research by McCourt on how they were used and poorly viewed by the English.
The second special event show of the season was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt, The Irish…and How They Got That Way celebrates a heritage that confronts adversity with determination and good humor while recognizing the injustices suffered by the Irish both in Ireland and in America. Drawing from McCourt’s personal experience, the story is told through his unique humor and a blend of traditional songs, show tunes, and pop classics – from “Danny Boy” to U2.
Cast & Crew
John Cox Director
Caitlyn Santiago Stage Manager
Johnny Pecano Sound and Set Design
Leslie Brown Lighting Design
Jan Crews Music Director
Individual tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices for The Irish… and How They Got That Way range from $27 – $37 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm by calling 330-788-8739, or in person at The DeYor Performing Arts Center box office. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day online at youngstownplayhouse.org.