Irish American Writers & Artists

August 30, 2012

Kirwan Rocks Stephen Foster in new musical “Hard Times”

“Hard Times” Headlines 1st Irish Theatre Festival, a Month of New Irish Theatre in NYC

Hard Times is a soulful musical of clashing Irish and Afro- American cultures, written by IAW&A Board member Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Through a re-imagining of Stephen Foster’s songs, Kirwan conjures the creation of tap dance and explores the troubled life of the “father of American Music” against the backdrop of New York City’s Civil War draft riots.

The venue will be familiar to IAW&A Salon goers–The Cell Theatre on West 23rd Street, NYC

By Larry Kirwan
Songs by Stephen Foster and Larry Kirwan

Sept 13 – 30
13-15 at 8pm
19 at 3pm
21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29 at 8pm
30 at 3pm

Opening: Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Closing: Sunday, September 30th, 2012

for more info and to order tickets, go to


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