Out of Bounds 2014

In Out of Bounds, we used drama and music to delve into Irish history, exploring the struggle and dissonance between stifling and conflicting conventions, and the urge to break free.

Out of Bounds included music and two one-act plays:

A Christmas Dinner, adapted from James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Directed by Josh Way 

The Rising of the Moon by Augusta Gregory (Lady Gregory), one of the founders of Dublin’s famous Abbey Theatre.

Directed by Jenna Lourenco


Actors: Ann Carpenter; Steve Marotta; Mary Niederkorn; Donal O’Sullivan; Stephen Reinstein; Cahal Stephens; Josh Way


Lidia Chang; Sean Connor; Tony Keegan; Martin McEntee

Out of Bounds includes two theatrical pieces by Irish authors depicting the internal struggles between the constraints of society and the desire to break free of those conventions.  In A Christmas Dinner we see the effect of a toxic mix of sex, religion, and politics through the eyes of a boy at his first family holiday celebration as a young man.  The Rising of the Moon portrays the conflict of divided loyalties at the time of Ireland’s struggle for independence from Britain through the tale of two men who share an unexpected history. 

December 12 and 13, 2014

at Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC), 100 Franklin Street, Boston

All proceeds from the show went to support the work of the IIIC in helping immigrants from Ireland and all parts of the world. 

Photo: Christine Banna Stephen Reinstein and Josh Way in ​The Rising of the Moon
Photo: Christine Banna Ann Carpenter, Mary Niederkorn, Stephen Reinstein (back to camera), Cahal Stephens, Steve Marotta (hidden) and Donal O'Sullivan in A Christmas Dinner 
Photo: Christine Banna Tony Keegan playing the bodhrán (Irish Drum)