Joe Lucas Stars in Irish Arts’ Production of Once a Man, Twice a Boy, April 6

News   Joe Lucas Stars in Irish Arts’ Production of Once a Man, Twice a Boy, April 6 Opening April 11 at the Irish Arts Center is Joe Lucas in the acclaimed one man-show, Once a Man, Twice a Boy. The show starts previews April 6. A six-week run is planned.

Opening April 11 at the Irish Arts Center is Joe Lucas in the acclaimed one man-show, Once a Man, Twice a Boy. The show starts previews April 6. A six-week run is planned.

Directed by Mark Travis, Once a Man, Twice a Boy is the story of a man (Joe O’Neil) who returns home to be at his father’s death bed. The play has been staged extensively in Ireland and at Theatre West in Los Angeles and at the New York City Fringe Festival, where it was honored in the best acting and best storytelling categories.

In Once a Man, Twice a Boy the character Joe O’Neil “humorously examines his Irish heritage and the drudgery of working in the mines of the Anthracite regions of Eastern Pennsylvania in this one-man tour-de force.”

Tickets run $30, $22.50 for seniors and $15 for student rush. The Irish Arts Center is located at 553 W. 51st St.

—By Murdoch McBride