Bay Area Theater & Art

An Evening with the Eugene O’Neill Foundation • Aug. 15

An evening with Eric Fraisher Hayes, who has directed over 20 different Eugene O’Neill plays, and actors from the Eugene O’Neill Foundation who will talk about their upcoming season and perform scenes from the production of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill which will be part of an international theater exchange between Danville, California and New Ross, Ireland. 6.30pm, Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco more

Eugene O’Neill Festival, Danville • Throughout September

In a partnership “One Festival, Two Countries,” the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, and the O’Neill Ancestral Trust presents the 19th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival in Danville throughout September and the inaugural Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre in New Ross, Ireland, October 11–14.

“One Festival, Two Countries” embodies a civic as well as a cultural partnership. Danville and New Ross have become Friendship Cities, and official delegations from the two cities will attend one another’s O’Neill festivals. The Danville festival is sponsored by the Irish Consulate in San Francisco. more

Murals of Belfast • Ongoing

The Story of the “Troubles” As Told by the Wall Mural Artists of Belfast. Photographer John Harrington documents the compelling story through photographs of Belfast’s murals taken over 20 years. On display at the United Irish Cultural Center through mid-summer. more

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The Queen of Ireland invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal how she became the National F*cking Treasure she is today.

The smash-hit global sensation that charts the journey from performance legend to accidental activist to National F*cking Treasure, premiered in June 2014 and has gone on to tour the world (twice over!) to chock-a-block houses and critical acclaim.

In 2014, Panti landed herself in the middle of a media shit-storm dubbed ‘Pantigate’ when the speech she made on the Abbey stage about homophobia, described as ‘the most eloquent Irish speech’ in 200 years by Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole, went viral. Broadcast around the world – even remixed by the Pet Shop Boys – the 10-minute speech caused a parliamentary meltdown, was the basis of the award-winning Queen of Ireland documentary, and fed into Ireland’s momentous marriage equality referendum success.

Hilarious and poignant, Panti: Live In San Francisco traces Panti’s journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions to towering plastique woman making history. Exposing the stories behind the make-up, Panti invites you one more time in to her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped, lash-flapping world, to reveal the National F*cking Treasure she is today.

United Irish Cultural Center. General Admission: $30.00. VIP Bliss Table of 8: $400.00

Experience the bliss of being up close and personal with Panti Bliss by reserving a VIP table of eight! These limited front-row tables come with your choice of four bottles of either house chardonnay, house cabernet, or champagne and no-host table service.

Pre-Dinner Available in Downstairs Dining Room. Reservations Required

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