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September 12, 2003
CONTACT: Deborah Pankey-Mebane
(410) 516-7157

A Lyrical Journey Through Ireland
at Johns Hopkins

Irish performers Sam and Joan McCready will lead a virtual tour of the emerald isle using poetry and song during "The Road 'Round Ireland," at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Shriver Hall on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles Street in Baltimore.

The McCreadys will take the audience on an entertaining journey around Ireland, seeing the sites through the eyes and ears of poets, writers and musicians who describe the scenery and the charming characters who live there.

Sam McCready is an Irish actor, teacher, director and writer. He has been professor of theater at the University of Maryland Baltimore County since 1984 and was artistic director of UMBC's summer touring program, Shakespeare on Wheels, from 1984 to 1994. He is also an actor with the Maryland Stage Company, a professional theater company associated with UMBC. Joan McCready is an accomplished actress who was born in Belfast and spent many years in Ireland as a teacher, actress and director. In 1985, she moved to Baltimore, where she teaches humanities and communications at the Park School.

This performance is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the Johns Hopkins University Office of Special Events, now in its 38th season of cultural programming on the Homewood campus. This event is cosponsored with Theatre Hopkins and admission is free. For further information, call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.

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