The 2nd International Festival takes place in New Ross from 9th to 13th October 2019. Following the success of the inaugural festival, this year the festival board have an exciting programme of O'Neill works. To book a festival ticket covering all events, please click on the link below. Programme: WELCOME RECEPTION 8pm_Wednesday, October 9th Brandon House Hotel, invited guests & festival ticket holders Welcome reception. Introductory talk by Dan McGovern, President of the O’Neill Foundation on ‘O’Neill and Ireland’ Long Day’s Journey into Night 8pm_Thursday & Friday, October 10th & 11th St. Michael's Theatre A long-revered showcase for tour-de-force performances, Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece (published posthumously) lays bare what we all know to be true: the ardor of familial love cannot always protect you. Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an autobiographical insight into its late, legendary playwright—and a compassionately brutal look at one family’s struggle to fight for love itself. Strange Interlude 3.30pm_Saturday, October 12th St. Michael's Theatre Staged reading of ‘Strange Interlude’ The Pulitzer Prize winning experimental play in nine acts will be presented as a professional Irish production in a staged reading directed by Ben Barnes 3.30pm Part 1 6.00pm Dinner at the Dunbrody Visitor Centre 8.00pm Part 2 The Diary of Maynard Perdu 8pm_Sunday, October 13th St. Michael's Theatre Written and directed by the award winning playwright Billy Roche and starring the acclaimed actor/musician Peter McCamley. The Diary Of Maynard Perdu is set in the fantastic, mirrored, burlesque world of the Spiegeltent where fantasy and delusion reign supreme. Based on the novella by Billy Roche, this one man show takes us on a romantic journey of adventure and intrigue all of which serves to mask the pain and loss that are buried deep within. The Glencairn Cycle Plays Twice Daily, October 10th to 13th Aboard The Dunbrody On board the Dunbrody Famine Ship there will be a production of Eugene O'Neill's cycle of one-act plays directed by Paul Walsh set aboard the fictional ship the ‘SS Glencairn’, Bound East for Cardiff, The Long Voyage Home and In the Zone. These three one-act plays will be presented in one sitting lasting an hour. Lunchtime Readings 1pm_October 10th & 11th St. Michael’s Theatre gallery Featuring a programme of readings and performances of a selection of O’Neill’s short plays and writings.