A New Beginning for AIRE
It's hard to believe ...
...that it will be three years since AIRE’s last full production. It was Sunday, December 21st and we performed a matinee of A Celtic Christmas. Little did we know that in a few days our world would change completely.
It’s been a long, hard climb since then, and there were many times when I thought it would never happen. But yes -- we’re doing it. Starting next April, AIRE will once again be bringing Portland the best in Irish and Irish-American theater. Susan and I had always been intensely proud of the work we did with AIRE and its contribution to the vibrant Portland theater scene, so I couldn’t just let it go.
So AIRE will be reborn this April, starting with Outside Mullingar, a beautiful Irish romantic comedy. In many ways it feels as if we are starting from scratch. And as we did in the beginning we need to ask for your support. We want to continue to bring you the best of theater that celebrates the Irish spirit -- but that costs money. We so appreciate the generosity you have shown us in the past, and we hope we can call on you again to help bring AIRE back to life.