The Mainstage Series
July 16-August 1
The Henry Heymann Theatre inside the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
The highlighted calendar dates denote open weekend. Discounts available for those dates. Discounts subject to availability.
*Please note: the dates in the calendar above reflect performances with availability.
About the Show
Trouble is brewing as Donal Conlee takes to his deathbed. His lonely daughter must fight for her land and protect her brother against the scheming of their malignant cousin. This story of land-lust, mystery and folklore is a classic tale, set against the rugged North Atlantic coastline of Ireland in the 1920s. Witness the mastery of one of Ireland’s foremost storytellers and playwrights as he weaves the tale of this Conlee family feud together with the mythical story of a beautiful Celtic princess, Sharon, who meets an untimely end. Similar to the plays of Synge or McDonagh, this is a show for all the family to enjoy.
Sharon’s Grave will be performed in two hours and fifteen minutes including one fifteen-minute intermission.
"Keane — and most of his characters — fit the Irish stereotype as highly verbal talkers and narrators...What brings all this to life is a cast that knows how to play big moments with bravado, as well as small moments with intimacy."
"Sharon’s Grave is a Celtic mystical experience of its own, based on a compelling story, great acting and directing, and performed in an intimate setting. The audience enjoyed the play and gave the actors a standing ovation."