Translations Translations is a three-act play by Irish playwright Brian Friel written in 1980. It is set in Baile Beag (Ballybeg), a small village at the heart of 19th century agricultural Ireland. Friel has said that Translations is "a play about language and only about language", but it deals with a wide range of issues, stretching from language and communication to Irish history and cultural imperialism. Despite the 1833 setting, there are obvious parallels between Baile Beag and today's world.
MASS (formally, "MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers") is a musical theatre work composed by Leonard Bernstein. Commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy, it premiered on September 8, 1971, conducted by Maurice Peress. The performance was part of the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mass premiered in Europe in 1973, with John Mauceri conducting the Yale Symphony Orchestra in Vienna.
Bloodless: The Trial of Burke & Hare is an original musical, with book music and lyrics written by Joseph Aragon.
Bloodless tells the true story of Burke & Hare, Irish down-on-their-luck types in the Edinburgh of 1827. After selling a corpse to a medical school, they begin their crime spree and become one of, if not the most, famous serial killers in Scotlands history. First performed at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, this White Rabbit production was the third full production mounted of this new show.