Venue Details

82 Star Starred
Soho Playhouse- Mainstage
15 Vandam Street New York City, NY 10013
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Jon Wayne
Casual
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Jon Wayne
Can park on street , pretty easily, just may have to look for a few minutes
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Jon Wayne
Excellent diner across the street
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Carol Becker
Street parking easy enough to find on a Saturday.
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10 events
10 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

We enjoyed the humor and drama of the play, but it did not appeal to our 30-year-old daughter. The production and acting were well done.

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Carol Becker
11 events
7 reviews
7 stars
attended May 08 2010

This was an amusing and touching show. As you would guess from the subject, it should be R rated. Well acted and an enjoyable afternoon.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 08 2010

Really enjoyed this show. It was off to a bit of a slow start and I honestly wasn't sure where it was headed (acting, plot, overall feel of the show) during the first 15... continued

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Website

http://www.theirishcurse.com/index.htm

Quotes & Highlights

“Pperfect popular entertainment.” —Associated Press

Description

What “The Irish Curse” is – and how it manifests itself – is the raw centerpiece of this wicked, rollicking and very funny new play.  From its blistering language to its brutally honest look at sex and body image, “The Irish Curse” is a revealing portrait of how men, and society, define masculinity.  In doing so, it dares to pose the fundamental question that has been on the minds of men since the beginning of time: “Do I measure up to the next guy?”

Size matters to Joseph Flaherty, Stephen Fitzgerald, Rick Baldwin and Kevin Shaunessy. This small group of Irish-American men (all professionally successful New Yorkers) meet every Wednesday night, in a Catholic church basement, at a self-help group for men with small penises. This allegedly Irish trait is the focus of their weekly whining and bitching as they feel this “shortcoming” has ruined their lives.

 

One evening, when a twenty-something blue-collar guy joins the group, he challenges everything the other men thought about “the Irish curse” …tackling their obsession with body image and unmasking the comical and truthful questions of identity, masculinity, sex, relationships, and social status that define their lives.

About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo Playhouse

Under the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.

The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.

15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included "Battery" Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy "Beau James" Walker, known as "The night Mayor" due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.

The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920's, and in the 60's operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.