ILLUSTRATION: Jack B. Yeats, “Willie Reilly at the Old Mechanics Theatre,” courtesy of the Abbey Theatre
© 2006 Artists Rights Society (ARS)

The newly acquired Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Theater will open to the public in the fall of 2006. To mark this milestone, an exhibition, performances, and other events have been planned through the cooperation of the Friends of the Princeton University Library, the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, the Fund for Irish Studies, the Program in Theater and Dance, and the McCarter Theater. An academic conference, entitled Players & Painted Stage, will feature an international gathering of theater people and scholars, including actors Stephen Rea and Barry McGovern; directors Garry Hynes, Fiach Mac Conghail, and Joe Dowling; and critic Luke Gibbons, with more to come.