By: Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by: Geoffrey Owens
Performances: February 23, 24, 25, March 1, 2, 3
All performances at 8:00 PM
Description of “The Luck of the Irish”
When an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood of 1950’s Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to “ghost-buy” a house on their behalf. Fifty years later, the Irish family wants “their” house back. Moving across two eras, Luck of the Irish explores racial and social issues and the universal longing for home.
Opening Night: Thursday, 2/23/2017
Join us for our opening night party, immediately following the performance.
REDLINING: PAST, PRESENT . . . FUTURE?
Join us for a FREE forum detailing how decades of discriminatory politics turned the American Dream into today’s Housing Nightmare.
Frank Dilella, NY1 reporter and adjunct professor, host
Gregory Jost, Partner, Designing the WE, panelist
Robin A. Lenhardt, Director of the Center on Race, Law & Justice, panelist
Seating is limited. For reservations, visit tinyurl.com/FordhamRedlining
‘Redlining’ is presented in conjunction with the production of “The Luck of the Irish” (2/23-2/25 & 3/1-3/3).
FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD, 5:00-6:30 pm
Precedes 8:00 pm performance of “The Luck of the Irish”
This program is co-sponsored by:
Center On Race, Law & Justice
Designing the WE
Fordham University Institute for Irish Studies
The Department of Sociology & Anthropology
The Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice
The English Department
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program