Our 10th Anniversary Season


March 20-April 5

Tony Reilly stars as Da (an Irish term for father) in this engaging Tony Award-winning comedy about family relationships as a middle-aged man comes to terms with his recently-deceased father, who is still very much a presence in his life—literally. After Da's funeral, Charlie returns to his childhood home only to find his father's ghost stubbornly unwilling to leave the house or his son's mind. Key events in Charlie's youth and Da's troubled relationship with his wife (Susan Reilly) are replayed to reveal the darkly comic, bittersweet relationship between father and son.

The Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company
25A Forest Avenue, Portland

Thursday & Friday: 7:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 23 & 30: 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 30: Bob Lyons, Irish literature instructor at USM's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will lead a talk-back after the matinee.

Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30: Tony and Susan Reilly will discuss how the production evolved as part of the "Page to Stage" series at the South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

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Bloomsday 2014
June 16

Bloomsday 2013

 AIRE Waves

AIRE Is Celebrating
its 10th Anniversary!

Tinkers Wedding

We’re thrilled to reach this milestone, and so proud of the work we’ve done to share the power and beauty of Irish theater and raise awareness and understanding of Irish culture.  


Since 2004, we have produced 20 shows, from classics by Sean O'Casey, J.M. Synge and Dion Boucicault to contemporary works by Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh and Conor McPherson.  We've done rarely-produced short plays by Eugene O'Neill, current comedies by Frank and Malachy McCourt and Ronan Noone and the original pieces A Celtic Christmas and Ulysses for Beginners.  And we've produced six Bloomsday celebrations, establishing a tradition that is growing every year.


We’re delighted to have found an artistic home here as Maine’s Irish Theater Company,, and we thank all of you who helped to make that happen.  Please join us this year as we continue our quest to engage and entertain you by touching your heart, stimulating your mind, and appealing to your sense of humor.