The American Irish Repertory Ensemble returns to the stage for its spring show, “Brendan,” by Boston playwright Ronan Noone.

The show opens Thursday and runs through April 16 in the studio theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.

“Brendan” is a comedy about the life of an Irish immigrant in Boston.

The title character has been in America for a few years, and has settled into his life in Boston. He loves his Wednesdays at the pub and his classical music, but he can’t quite escape his former life in Ireland.

Just as he is about to achieve American citizenship, a letter arrives from home and everything changes.

The play had its debut in 2007 at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston.

Portland performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays on April 3 and 10. There is also a 7:30 p.m. performance on April 13, a Wednesday.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Admission for Wednesday and Thursday performances is $15.

Call 799-5327 or visit