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This show closed on October 21, 2018

About I Hear You and Rejoice

In his critically acclaimed companion plays, the “astonishing” Mikel Murfi (NY Times) brings to life the characters of a bustling Irish town through the story of its two most disparate residents: the bashful, solitary cobbler Pat Farnon, and the indomitable football manager and woman-about-town, Kitsy Rainey.

See one or both of these funny, poignant productions by one of Ireland’s most beloved writer-performers. Presented in rotating repertory.

"I Hear You and Rejoice": Meet Kitsy

“Once in a lifetime, a woman the likes of Kitsy comes along and when she does, the universe has to expand to accommodate her.” From the football field to the chapel floor, Kitsy always has the final word. By turns moving and hilarious, her friends and neighbors celebrate the impact Rainey has made on her community.

"The Man in the Woman's Shoes": Meet Pat

Just outside of town, cobbler Pat Farnon lives on his own, contentedly aging in the cottage in which he was reared. Join him as he walks the five miles into his 'metropolis,' populated with no-necked water diviners, sporting savants, loudmouths, and preachers.

"I Hear You and Rejoice" will be performed on September 12-16, 19-23, 28-30; October 4, 6-7, 10, 12-14, 18, 20-21

"The Man in the Woman's Shoes" will be performed on September 15, 22, 26, 29; October 3, 5-6, 11, 13, 17, 19-20

Run Time

1hr, 15min

Start Date

End Date

The New York Times Critic's Pick
A spellbinding one-man show
Time Out London
Pure theatrical magic
London Evening Standard

Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

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