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This just in: the PICT brochure for the 2006 season, which just arrived today, announces that Martin McDonagh's "The Pillowman" will be produced this year, in May. Color me stoked. If you're in Pittsburgh, you should go see this. PICT is a great company, and McDonagh is maybe my favorite contemporary playwright. I've never seen anything of his produced before.

And, speaking of famed Irish dudes, this story struck my fancy a few days ago: a new study concludes that as many as 1 in 12 Irish men can trace their lineage back to one guy, presumably Niall of the Nine Hostages. If I remember correctly, legend has it that my clan goes back to him. Interesting.