[Editor's Note 1/24/02: Production cancelled] Dr. Shirlene Holmes and Kathleen Ferguson became friends 20 years ago. Holmes is an African-American, the other an Irish American, but they have been drawn together by more than their Celtic surnames.
In Dark Irish, Holmes explores her friendship with Ferguson as well as the cultural identies and life choices that have affected their art and their affection for each other. Theatre Gael in Atlanta premieres the play in its Crossroads Series, Jan. 25-28 at the Fourteenth Street Playhouse.
Holmes and Ferguson play themselves. Holmes is an associate professor of communications at Georgia State University and a playwright (A Lady and a Woman).
Tickets are $10. Fourteenth Street Playhouse is located at 14th Street and Juniper. For reservations, call (404) 876-1138. Theatre Gael is on the web at http://www.theatregael.com.
— By Christine Ehren