Tickets 40 Percent Off for IAW&A Members on Thurs., Sept. 19

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Legendary Dublin writer Brendan Behan returns to his adopted home of New York in the form of Brendan at the Chelsea, a warm and funny drama from Belfast’s LyricTheatre, staring Adrian Dunbar in his New York stage debut.

It is 1960s New York in the  bohemian Chelsea Hotel, Arthur Miller is just across the hall and the symphony of 24th Street is rising up and in through the open window of Brendan Behan’s room. He is broke, hung over and way past the delivery date of his latest book, the first line of which he is yet to write.

We can relate.

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Adrian Dunbar plays Brendan Behan in “Brendan at the Chelsea”…also directs the five person cast.

The IAW&A will be having a Theater Night at Brendan at the Chelsea on Thursday, September 19 at 8 PM, with a Q&A session with cast members after the show. Tickets are available for $37.75, 40% off the regular price (limit two rickets per member) by emailing your request to

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Brendan Behan at work…in a pub

The fully produced, multi-actor play runs for five weeks, Sept. 4 through Oct. 6, at the Acorn Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St.   For more on the show, go to

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