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IRELAND AMERICA The Ties that Bind: The Silkie


April 7, 2011

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For all ages
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in collaboration with Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, the Irish Film Institute and Culture Ireland presents an Irish Festival this Spring which includes major exhibition at the Performing Arts Library as part of Imagine Ireland: a year-long season of contemporary Irish arts in the US in 2011, an initiative of Culture Ireland.

Based on a Celtic folktale, The Silkie uses puppetry and songs to tell the mythic story of a wondrous creature from the sea who is bestowed with the mystic power of walking the earth as human. With magic, adventure, and a generous dose of humanity, this whimsical play illuminates the dreams of a fairy tale creature who wants nothing more than to be human, even if it's just for a little while. For ages 5 to 12.