Patrick Ball’s “Come Dance with Me in Ireland: Pilgrimage to Yeats Country”
March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Come Dance with Me in Ireland” is the story of an elderly Irish couple who had emigrated to America early in their married life. The husband had always loved Yeats’ poetry and knew much of it by heart. But, now he is suffering severe memory loss, and even those beloved poems are leaving him. The wife has arranged for them to return to Ireland and go on a “Yeats Country” tour in hopes of recapturing, if only briefly, some of those swiftly fading memories. They visit the magical landscape of Inishfree, Thoor Ballylee, Glencar, Knocknarea, and Drumcliffe. They hear again some of Yeats’ most beautiful poems, The Lake Isle Of Innisfree, When You Are Old, The Song Of Wandering Aengus, The Host Of The Air, The Wild Swans At Coole…and their story unfolds.
St. Francis Room; bar service; doors at 6:30 pm and show at 7 pm; 2 45-minute acts with a brief intermission.