Villanova University Strengthens Ties to Ireland with Visit from Irish Senator and Director of Abbey Theatre

Villanova University continues to strengthen its partnership with Ireland with a visit Nov. 10 from Fiach MacConghail, Irish Senator and Director of the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland. The visit is part of Villanova University and the Abbey Theatre’s growing relationship, which includes the Abbey Theatre Summer Studio, an opportunity for Villanova students to learn and work in the world-renowned theatre.

MacConghail will present a talk, “Irish Theatre Today” on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., in Driscoll Hall Room 132. It is free and open to the public. During MacConghail’s tenure as director, the Abbey Theatre has become renowned for producing work that reflects the nation’s current cultural and political landscape. He will discuss some of the highlights of his tenure, which includes over 100 productions by celebrated Irish playwrights.

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