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.Very helpful if you want to lose weight you will laugh your arse off.
"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.