Fri May 5 – Sun May 7, 2017 7:30pm – 2:30pm

Poor Beast in the Rain

Sponsored by: Irish Cultural and Sports Association of Southern CT

Contact: Margaret Prendergast       
Phone: (203) 675-6683

The Connecticut Irish Theater Troupe Presents
“Poor Beast in the Rain”, Written by Billy Roche,
Directed by Karl Ryan
A Story of Lost Dreams and Lingering Heartaches
-  The Connecticut Irish Theater Troupe announces its annual drama presentation, “Poor Beast in the Rain”, written by Billy Roche.  The play will run on May 5th and 6th at 7:30 PM and May 7th at 2:30 PM at Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT.
Roche’s play, from his critically acclaimed “Wexford Trilogy”, brings us a chapter in the lives of six characters in a small Wexford town. Their highly predictable lives are up-ended by the return of the town’s folk hero after a decade’s absence.  Difficult memories are resurrected and even more difficult decisions about the future must be made.
Dublin born Karl Ryan, well known and long respected as an exceptional actor in local Irish drama circles, will make his directorial debut with this production, bringing his cerebral understanding of Irish social interaction to a very talented and experienced group of actors.
Poor Beast in the Rain asks the age old question of whether history is destined to repeat itself.  As the answer unfolds, the audience is witness to a story at times poignant, at times hilarious, but always enjoyable and entertaining.
The ICSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aimed at maintaining and sharing our Irish culture and heritage and supporting other community groups in their endeavors.
For information or to purchase tickets, please contact Margaret at (203) 675-6683, or e-mail: You can also purchase tickets online at our website or

Admission: $20
Whitneyville Cultural Commons,
1253 Whitney Ave.
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