Announcing our 2015-2016 Season!


Welcome to our 2015-16 Season! Beginning this season, Inis Nua is moving to a  brand new home, The Drake, at 1512 Spruce Street. To celebrate, we’ve got three American Premieres from Ireland, England and Wales. Each of these plays looks at an aspect of truth—truth or dare, truth will set you free, and truth at any cost. I hope you join us in our new home and trust us to “tell the story”:

From Ireland:


By Gillian Grattan
October 7-25

A dark comedy perfect for the Halloween season, Hooked! brings us a pretty and proper little village where nothing is what it seems. The gossip and meddling, the secrets and scandals will have you cringing and laughing. Hooked, ensnared, trapped…trick or treat, anyone? Directed by Tom Reing

From England:


By Clara Brennan
February 17-March 6

Spine is a funny and touching love song to libraries, an increasingly endangered species under Britain’s new austerity. It is also a galvanizing manifesto on reading and learning by Amy, a frustrated teenager from South London. Thanks to a strong-willed old woman and a house full of stolen books, Amy begins to learn how to chart her own course. Directed by Claire Moyer.

From Wales

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

By Tim Price
April 27-May 15

“Do you have an attitude problem?” “Do you have a problem following orders?” In this wholly imagined version of the mind and life of Chelsea Manning, these are only some of the questions to be answered. Known to the world as Pfc. Bradley Manning in 2010, her leaks of classified information to Wikileaks ignited a firestorm of much more crucial and challenging questions. Directed by Tom Reing.


Our season never stops at the three full productions! As usual, we have many extras for Inis Nua fans:

Summer Happy Hours

Get some Monday fun with our salute to British humor at its best. Some of our favorite theater people will help Tom present hilarious pub versions of these classic British panel shows. It’s a very funny start to the week! June 22, July 20 and August 3, 6-8pm, Fergie’s Pub (1214 Sansom Street), $12 cash cover for fun, one free drink and free appetizers.

Reading Series

Two of our readings are new plays that could be potential Inis Nua main stage productions. We also love to bring you more work from the playwrights we have produced in recent seasons. The Heritage Reading is a reading of a play that has inspired the playwrights we produce.

Fall Reading

The Night Alive by Conor McPherson
November 16, 7pm, The Drake (1512 Spruce Street), $10

Winter Reading

Kill Johnny Glendenning by DC Jackson
January 18, 7pm, The Drake (1512 Spruce Street), $10

Heritage Reading

Saved by Edward Bond
March 21, 7pm, The Drake (1512 Spruce Street), $10


Public sharing of a one-week workshop on Carmilla: Video Nasty, an Inis Nua original
Date and location TBA, Free

Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Test your knowledge on the year’s events as well as Inis Nua trivia.
December 14, 7pm, location to be announced, $15

Pop-up Play in a Pub

Inis Nua brings you a short play and a terrific early night out, complete with beverage and meat or veggie pie. Be at Fergie’s Pub (1214 Sansom Street) at 6pm.
But when? TBA! $15


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