Gaelic Park Players are proud to host the sixth annual Acting Irish International Theatre Festival, at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 West 147th St., Oak Forest, IL 60452,May 25 through 30, 1999. This event is scheduled to run in conjunction with Gaelic Park’s annual memorial Day Weekend Irish Fest. The festival is a publicly adjudicated presentation of classical and modern Irish plays by Irish playwrights or by non-Irish playwrights, with a distinctly Irish theme. Last year’s festival was hosted by Winnipeg, Canada and consisted of seven productions, representing the work of three American and four Canadian Irish theatre groups. This year’s Festival broadens its scope with nine groups from across the US and Canada.
Nine full-length plays will be performed over six days, kicking off with Gaelic Park Players’ own production of “The Chastitute” by John B. Keane at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 25. The remaining eight groups will perform Wed, May 26 through Sat, May 29 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily.