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Students' Creative Works Inspired by N. Ireland Visit, Oct. 16

Plays and Videos Developed During Summer Residency in Northern Ireland

October 3, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Five short plays and a series of journalistic videos by University of Baltimore students inspired by their summer residency in Northern Ireland will be showcased in Reflections and Echoes, hosted by the Spotlight UB performance series on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the University’s Wright Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. (Ticket information below.)

The evening will feature the students' works, which they developed during a month-long residency and cultural immersion in Armagh, N. Ireland this past summer. In the plays, a mermaid returns to the sea; a young Irish girl longs to move to America; an extra-terrestrial proposes to a Protestant; and two Church of England ministers argue about a listing steeple. In addition, journalistic students chronicled the doors of Armagh City and the powerful murals of Belfast; their videos also be screened during this event.

The Armagh Project 2013 residency was co-sponsored by ieiMedia and Maryland Irish Charities. The students will also read the plays at the Maryland Irish Festival in November.

Reflections and Echoes is a fundraiser that will help support students in next year's program. A panel discussion will follow the performance, with the chance to ask Armagh Project alumni about their work and the experience.

Tickets for this event are $8 general admission, $5 for students and alumni. They are available at www.etix.com and in the lobby of the theater one hour before the show.

Learn more about Spotlight UB.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.