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“In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret” at Thoor Ballylee

August 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Yeats NYC

Joseph Sobol
Kathy Cowan

Conceived, Composed, Scripted, and Directed by
Joseph Sobol

“In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret”
From the Works of W. B. Yeats
At once a poet’s autobiography, a theatrical song cycle, and a journey through the romantic imagination and the national soul of Ireland, “In the Deep Heart’s Core” follows the life of the Celtic visionary poet and activist William Butler Yeats, moving through dreams and heartbreaks toward ultimate spiritual triumph. “In the Deep Heart’s Core” opened in 1994 at Chicago’s Bailiwick Repertory Theatre to unanimous critical acclaim, receiving a 1995 Jeff Citation for Outstanding Original Music, and was featured at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D. C., a four-week run at Virginia’s nationally-known Barter Theatre, a four-week run at Philadelphia’s Movement Theatre International, and a national tour.

Originally produced with a cast of six singers, actors, and musicians, these duo performances of “In the Deep Heart’s Core” for the celebration of Yeats2015 are the debut of the work in Ireland–its source and inspiration. We would like to thank the directors and staff of Thoor Ballylee Visitors’ Centre, as well as The Grain Store at Ballymaloe The Model Arts Centre in Sligo, and Liz Weir and the Cushendall Golf Club, for their generous support and hospitality.

All song lyrics and spoken texts in the show are drawn directly from W. B. Yeats’s Collected Poems, as well as his Autobiographies, Memoir, essays and letters, and are used by permission of the Yeats estate, A. P. Watt, Ltd.

THE PROGRAM

Prelude: “I wanted all my poetry to be spoken on a stage or sung….”

On the Kiltartan Road/ The Fiddler of Dooney

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Brown Penny

Song of the Wandering Aengus

Into the Twilight

The White Birds

The Jubilee Riot/ “Red Hanrahan’s Song About Ireland

Aedh Thinks of Those Who Have Spoken Evil of His Beloved/         Adam’s Curse

The Golden Age/ Running to Paradise

Pardon Old Fathers/ Wild Swans at Coole

The Cat and the Moon/ The Second Coming

Two Songs of a Fool

Crazy Jane On the Day of Judgment

Crazy Jane Talks With the Bishop/ Crazy Jane On God

Under Ben Bulben/ The Wild Old Wicked Man

 

 

Details

Date:
August 9, 2015
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://yeatsthoorballylee.org/

Venue

Thoor Ballylee
Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
Website:
YeatsThoorballylee.org

Details

Date:
August 9, 2015
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Categories:
, ,
Website:
http://yeatsthoorballylee.org/

Venue

Thoor Ballylee
Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
Website:
YeatsThoorballylee.org