loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Finnegan's Farewell - Full Length Play, Comedy

Finnegan's Farewell

Kevin Alexander, Chuck Santoro

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 6f, 1girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573627569

The audience has come to say goodbye to Patrick James Finnegan, a mailman who won 2.5 million dollars playing the slots at Atlantic City and then promptly dropped dead. As his contentious family gets more and more distraught during this memorable evening concocted by the co creator of Tony and Tina's Wedding, a fight erupts over opening the casket.

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Rental Materials | Reviews
$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Local Celebrity Cameo, Play w/ Music

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Gun Shots, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

In the spirit of Riverdance and Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Finnegan’s Farewell features the best of Irish Dancing, music, and singing! Come to an authentic Irish wake and pay your last respects to the dearly departed and beloved U. S. Postal worker, Patrick James Finnegan. Paddy took a day trip to an Atlantic City casino where he won a whopping 2.2 million dollars at the slots. Unfortunately, Poor Paddy fell off a ladder while painting the house. As Father Seamus presides over the funeral service we are treated to eulogies, sing alongs and a missing corpse!!!

REVIEWS

"It's a cheerful event." - New Jersey Star Ledger

"A rip roaring good time." - Irish Echo

"An evening of great fun." - On Stage

"Last season, we once again broke many box office records and were delighted to present the record-breaking runs of Tony n' Tina’s Wedding and Finnegan’s Farewell." - Thomas T. Kazmierczak III, Executive Director, Lancaster Opera House


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER 

Make Sure You've Got the Right Coffin: Producing Finnegan's Farewell in a Funeral Home 
by Nils Holst
September 9, 2016


Finnegan's Farewell was first produced by Joseph Corcoran at St. Luke's Church in New York City on September 22, 1999, a production that subsequently moved to to Vinnie Black's Coliseum at the Hotel Edison. It was directed by Chuck Santoro.

Characters

CASTING

9m, 6f, 1girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Roles for Children

CASTING NOTES

Additional dancers and musicians can be added. Detailed biographies of characters printed in script.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

PADDY FINNEGAN - family patriarch, postman, 60s
MAGGIE FINNEGAN - family matriarch, lunch lady, 50s
PATRICK FINNEGAN - oldest son, FBI agent, 35
ERIN FINNEGAN-GILBOY - oldest daughter, teacher, 32
BRIAN FINNEGAN - youngest son, fireman, 25
COLLEEN FINNEGAN - youngest daughter, waitress, 28
JIMMY GILBOY - Erin's husband, 35
BROOKE LEWIS - Patrick's fiancee, 30
BUSTY QUIVERS - cocktail waitress, 35-40
FATHER SEAMUS McMURPHY - priest, 40s
BILL BUCKLEY - mortician 40s
KATHERINE BUCKLEY - embalmer, 40s
MAX GOLDSTEIN - lawyer, 40s
TYRONE JEFFERSON - mailman, 20s 
KEVIN GILBOY - Jimmy's younger brother, gay, dance teacher, 20s
BRIDGET GILBOY - granddaughter, age 5-9
THE RIVER KIDS - Irish step dancers, ages 5-16
THE DUBLINEERS - Irish band
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews
John Donovan 11/12/2015 9:00 AM
We first stumbled upon this play while it was running Off-Broadway in NYC.
Our group of 8 had a blast, and we still talk about it.
Last year we all traveled upstate to see it again, and had even more fun.

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought