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The Canisius University Contemporary Writers Series will present its 19th annual Hassett Reading on Tuesday, November 14 featuring Vincent O’Neill.  The co-founder and artistic director emeritus of the Irish Classical Theatre Company will perform excerpts from “Joyicity,” his internationally acclaimed one-man James Joyce show.  The event takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the performance. 

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Vincent O’Neill trained at the Abbey Theatre School of Acting and later studied with Marcel Marceau for several years in Paris.  In the 1980s, he served on the drama faculty at Trinity College, Dublin and was a member of the Abbey Theatre Company, both as an actor and director.  O’Neill co-founded Buffalo’s Irish Classical Theatre Company in 1989 and served as its artistic director for 30 years. 

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Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, professor, English