Presented by Tir na Theatre

Jimmy Titanic

March 15, 2017 – March 19, 2017

The Rockwell


Winning the 2014 IRNE award for best solo performance, Jimmy Titanic is a hit new Irish play. A century after the sinking of the Titanic, after fictional accounts and conjecture, documentaries, and journalism, a remarkable piece of pared down theater manages to entertain, inform, move, and comment from a completely original point of view.

“God and Gabriel are just two of some 20 delightfully outrageous characters – all portrayed by Colin Hamell – in Bernard McMullan’s darkly funny Jimmy Titanic…….Colin Hamell is the real entertainer.”
read more from the Boston Globe review

“Colin Hamell switches effortlessly from comedy to drama, and his performance is just as deft as he hops from character to character, accent to accent, and even language to language….This is the work of a virtuoso.”
read more from the Boston Edge review

“Colin Hamell has the energy and passion of a holy roller evangelist. They must carry him out on a stretcher. The mercurial actor zips from role to role with only a change of lighting and blink between, if that. Most characters have distinguishing cadence. His portrayal of the unsophisticated, jaunty, and likeable Jimmy is irresistible. Hamell occupies the stage with dynamism and focus. Director Carmel O’Reilly utilizes the small space with terrific ingenuity. Her actor is rarely still for long and manages to effect location changes by interacting with a single piece of movable set. Physicality is paramount. I gather from the playwright that some of the more outrageous attributes depicted are the collaborative invention of O’Reilly and Hamell. The fast paced production pauses when effective, then continues headlong with a steady hand at the helm.”
read more from the Woman Around Town review

Next to the theater, sister restaurant Saloon is celebrating St. Patrick’s week by offering a special Guinness Braised Corned Beef Dinner served with roasted red potatoes, Napa cabbage, baby carrots, and a stone ground mustard jus.

And you’ll be seeing green because they are offering a special package that includes dinner, a ticket to the show, and a cool pint of Irelands finest Guinness all for $40 (gratuity not included).  Show only, General Admission, $25

Dinner is served starting at 5:00PM Wednesday through Saturday, and immediately following the performances, including Sunday’s 4:00PM matinee.

Reservations for dinner strongly recommended: