An Claidheamh Soluis / The Celtic Arts Center,
in association with The Raven Playhouse, is proud to present...

May 14th – June 12th
[Previews NOW May 6, 7, 8, 13]

The Raven Playhouse
5233 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601


$20 $18 General Admission
$15 ACS/CAC Members, Seniors (65+), & Students.

Performance Times:
Friday & Saturday Nights at 8PM
Sunday Nights at 7PM

Directed by
Joe Praml

– cast –
Virginia Morris
Joe Corgan

Set Designer

Richard Scully

Lighting Designer

Peter Strauss

Sound Designer

Dennis Willis

Original Music Composer

David Miech

Costume Designer

Maro Parian

Head of Props

Adrien Burke


Phil Sokoloff

Production Manager

Larry Malley

Assistant Director

Eileen O'Connell

Stage Manager

Aedan MacDonnell

Asst. Stage Manager

Ameesh Shah

House Manager

Ryan Leigh Seaton

Set Construction

Larry Brown

Bird Nickel

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For Reservations call
(818) 760-8322


"...dispenses truly funny asides at a rapid rate – is critical to the play's appeal. The one-liners, many of which do not adhere to the dictates of Political Correctness, rarely fail to garner the expected laughs." – Thomas Waldman MORE

"Morris, in feel, rhythm and cadence, is a supremely gifted actress..."
"Corgan is also a great find. His innocence, playfullness and passion..."
"Praml's direction is intelligent and even." – Radomir Luza,

The Au Pair Man, by Irish playwright Hugh Leonard, on one level a parable about the bitter enmity between Ireland and England, is a dark, sometimes foreboding comedy about an ambitious young Irishman living in London, who seeks the position of au pair, a live-in employee of a mysterious, attractive middle-aged woman of position and wealth. Eugene Hartigan and Mrs. Rogers, the two characters in the play, engage in a deadly dance of wit, will, and courtly manners, leaving us with that wise old dictum: "Be careful what you wish for."

Mrs. Rogers and Eugene Hartigan

"The Au Pair Man" nominated for the 1974 Tony award for Best Play when it appeared on Broadway, and this spring it is the focus of the Celtic Arts Center's resurgence in theatrical endeavors. We are excited to have a talented company bring this fine play to life. Director Joe Praml is known by long-time members and the theatrical community for his work in directing "Once a Catholic", which earned him a Dramalogue award. He also directed Eugene O' Neill's "Sea Plays" for the Center ("Bound East for Cardiff" and "The Long Voyage Home"), and was afterwards given a Eugene O' Neill Centennial Memorial Commendation from the City of Los Angeles.

About the Playwright: Hugh Leonard (1927-2009) was considered the most prolific of modern Irish playwrights, with 25 original plays and several adaptations, seven motion pictures, and 225 television episodes to his credit. He is best known in America for the plays "Da" and "A Life.".

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