The Humours of Bandon

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Join us for a unique theatrical experience that is entertaining for those familiar with the world of Irish dance, and those that enjoy a good comedy. Fishamble, The New Play Company from Ireland, presents The Humours of Bandon, premiering in Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center!

Annie is a 16-year-old Irish Dancer from Dublin and we meet her on the eve of the biggest competition of her life, the Irish Open Championships 1999. She charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind-numbing commitment and burning desire to win the coveted Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?

From the confines of every community hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churnedout at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. 

A coming-of-age story, THE HUMOURS OF BANDON is an award-winning play, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

 This North American tour is supported by Culture Ireland.

Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright.

The Humours of Bandon premiers Thursday, April 27 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25, or $20 for IAHC members. Humours of Bandon Tickets