Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Anywhere. Kitchen.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Play w/ Music
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adolescence, Aging, Childhood, Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family, Politics, Religion
Appropriate for all audiences, Senior
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget
A Couple of Blaguards, a two-man show by literary greats Frank and Malachy McCourt, is a bubbling stew of their well-known humor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. A comedic springboard for Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, and Malachy's A Monk Swimmin', this brilliantly structured comedy is a proven crowd-pleaser offering solid entertainment. Similar to Frank McCourt's best-selling novels, the story follows the trials of the young McCourts in poverty-stricken Limerick, Ireland, to their journey to the U.S. and Brooklyn, New York, where the young men learn to incorporate the day-to-day lessons of their hard Irish past. A story of immigration, triumph over hardship, and the love between family, A Couple of Blaguards is a theatrical event that will find a place in the heart of every audience member.
"Memorable! The brothers McCourt bring their two best selling books to the stage...the show has a roguish appeal" - The New York Times
"An unholy amount of charm!" - The Washington Post
"Mixes the sweetness and kick of an Irish coffee." - Newsday
"Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Do not under any circumstances miss the entertaining show A Couple of Blaguards...fast moving and furious fun...what more could you ask, than this 90 or so minutes (with intermission) of Irish fable, fun and frolic with a nip of the Blarney to enchant?" - Sanibel-Captiva Islander
A Couple of Blaguards was first produced in New York City in 1985.