A Couple of Blaguards and Flanagan's Wake play at Camp Cabaret
It's all things Irish at the Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar this March as Actors Theater of Minnesota presents A Couple of Blaguards and Flanagan's Wake in rep. A Couple of Blaguards, written by brothers Frank McCourt (author of bestsellers Angela's Ashes and 'Tis) and Malachy McCourt's (author of A Monk Swimming), plays March 1 - 30. Flanagan's Wake-the hilarious, interactive Irish wake-returns for the third straight year, March 8 - 30.
A Couple of Blaguards
Under the direction of Peter Moore, Ross Young and Chris Whiting star in the McCourt brothers' A Couple of Blaguards. A fast-paced, vaudevillian comedy, A Couple of Blaguards is a bubbling stew of Irish storytelling with plenty of humor and poignancy, as well as incidental music, to sharpen the flavor! The play follows the McCourt brothers' from their impoverished childhood in Limerick to their escape to America and their new lives in Brooklyn. It is a charming and touching story of new beginnings, triumph over adversity, and the bond of family.
A Couple of Blaguards plays March 1 - 30, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. with additional performances on Wednesdays, March 13 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. General admission tickets range from $24.50 to $29.50, and are available at BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. VIP tickets with preferred seating are also available, as are discounted tickets for students and seniors (60+).
The villagers of Graplin, County Sligo, Ireland, welcome their Irish-American cousins (the audience) to mourn the passing of their dear friend, Flanagan. The audience is invited to join the villagers in grieving as only the Irish can by tipping back a few pints in memory of old Flan. The cast interweaves scripted stories with improvised, comical tales and quick-witted songs based on suggestions from the audience.
Flanagan's Wake is directed by John Haynes. The cast includes Adam Fielitz as the glowering Mother Flanagan; Stephen Pearce as St. Gregory's parish priest, Father Damon Fitzgerald; Heather Meyer as the local pagan, Kathleen Mooney; Madde Gibba as the grieving fiancee, Fiona Finn; and Brian Kelly as the local storyteller, Brian Ballybunion. The show was first produced at the Improv Institute in Chicago in 1994.
Flanagan's Wake plays March 8 - 30, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (with the exception of the Saturday, March 16 performance at 7:30 p.m.). General admission tickets are $24.50, and are available at BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. VIP tickets with preferred seating are also available, as are discounted tickets for students and seniors (60+).
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