Our darlin' wild rover, Charlie Lafferty, is being waked in grand style in his home away from home, the local pub. The audience joins Charlie's widow, his sweet daughter, bumbling son-in-law, the parish priest, and the savvy innkeeper as they celebrate the life and times of ramblin', gamblin' Lafferty. Two hours of sheer fun replete with jokes, jigs, games, stories and songs including such old favorites as "Molly Malone", "Whiskey in the Jar" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" guarantee a festive, audience pleasing frolic.
"A real charmer! It'll steal your heart away." - Courier Post
"Full of Irish flavor." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"You don't have to be Irish to love it." - Northeast Times
Lafferty's Wake was commissioned by the Society Hill Playhouse and premiered at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia, PA in October, 1997.