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Slice of the Blarney, A - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Slice of the Blarney, A

Kitty Burns

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573662928

Shannon O'Leary is on his death bed. He is a multi-millionaire who knows that his family is just waiting for him to die to see who inherits his fortune. One by one the "faithful" relatives show up and circle like vultures, just waiting. Shannon knows this, but still hopes that there is at least o…

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Farce, Christmas/Holiday

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - Shannon O’Leary’s house, in a town right outside of Manhattan.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

Shannon O’Leary is on his death bed. He is a multi-millionaire who knows that his family is just waiting for him to die to see who inherits his fortune. One by one the “faithful” relatives show up and circle like vultures. Shannon knows this, but still hopes that there is at least one of them who really loves him. His last request is for an authentic Irish wake, a wish that gets fulfilled in Act Two – sort of.
A Slice of the Blarney was first produced by the Vagabond Players in Burbank, California in 1999. Later, it was the first play to be produced at the Haas-Lilienthal House at the Historical San Francisco Museum, where it opened on March 17, 2002.<
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

SHANNON O'LEARY - 60-65, crotchety old man
DOUGLAS O'LEARY - 40s-50s, loud mouth; Shannon’s brother
KATIE O'LEARY - 20s, sweet, caring; Shannon’s youngest daughter
ARLENE O'LEARY – 50s, headstrong; Shannon’s ex-wife
SHARON O'LEARY - 30s, gypsy-like, fun; thinks she’s psychic; Shannon’s daughter
PATRICK O'LEARY - 20s, chip on his shoulder; Shannon’s son
COLLEEN SULLIVAN - 30s; pleasant, especially toward Shannon; Shannon’s maid
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Kitty Burns

Kitty Burns

Kitty Burns grew up thinking she was 100% Irish Catholic; then, to her surprise, at 18 years of age, she found out that she was only 50% Irish Catholic. The other 50% was Russian Jew! With an identity crisis like that, she figured that she should get into something sensible and rational that would give her a strong sense of reality, and help her figure out who she "really was," so she became an ... view full profile

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Kathleen Therese Nasarow [W] 7/26/2014 12:45 PM
"A Slice of the Blarney" is a very funny play which anyone can relate to in one way or another.  The characters are funny and a blast to watch and listen to.  You don't have to be Irish to appreciate the humor in this show; however, if you have ever been to an authentic Irish wake, you'll know that there is a lot of truth within this mayhem.  This family puts the "fun" in dysfunctional!

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