In case you don’t have any Lancaster Facebook Friends who have bombarded your newsfeed with a recent Forbes article naming Lancaster as one of “10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018,” let me fill you in: Lancaster was recently named one of the coolest cities to visit in the United States this year.
The article mentions Lancaster hot spots including The Fridge, Luca, and Thistle Finch Distillery. Also spotlighted in the write up of the Red Rose City (Lancaster for you non-locals) is Fulton Theatre, a staple of Lancaster’s thriving art scene.
I already had plans to see The Irish… and How They Got That Way at The Fulton, and I felt quite cool visiting the theatre for the first time just one day after it was mentioned in the now (what I’m calling) famous Forbes article.
The show took place in the Tell Studio Theatre, which had been completely transformed into “McCourt’s Pub.” Guinness and Harp Lager memorabilia lined the walls and guests could order drinks from the set’s bar. It should be noted that the Tell Studio Theatre is not your typical Fulton experience, as this theatre is a smaller, more intimate space on the building’s fourth floor as opposed to the classic main stage.
The Irish… is essentially a very fun history lesson, chock full of Irish accents, music, and beer. The cast shares stories from Ireland’s history, calling out Irish fables and cultural tidbits along the way.
Much like First Date at PRiMA Theatre, the seating and set for The Irish… is interactive and the cast moves freely throughout the room, which adds an extra element of fun to the show.
For those looking to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, “this spuds for you.” Sorry, this line from the show’s stories about the potato famine was too good not to share.
The Irish… is part of The Fulton’s 2017/2018 Studio Series and runs through March 18. Find tickets here.