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Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Between Trinity Pl and Stuart St 140 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
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"According to Tip"
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13 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 30 2011

Dick Flavin was wonderful as our colorful speaker Tip O'Neill. We learned some things about him that we did not know before and the show made us want to read more about the man who represented the state for so many years. Very enjoyable evening.

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Paula Broome
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4 stars
attended Jun 30 2011

Dick Flavin is to be applauded for a fine performance. He so knew and connected with the whole persona of Tip. Not to be missed by Bostonians and scholars of history. Kudos to you!

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attended Jun 11 2011

I like Lyric Stage. Nice intimate theater. Dick Flavin did a nice job . If your politics are not liberal democratic, you might be turned off by the overwhelmingly political tone.

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Starring Dick Flavin

Directed by Richard McElvain

Longtime Boston political authority and veteran commentator Dick Flavin has an insider’s prospective of Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, personally as well as professionally. According to Tip is filled with history, humor and even a bit of music. Audiences go back in time with Tip from his life growing up in Cambridge where he entered local politics, to the Massachusetts State House, and eventually to the White House.

For the play, Flavin drew from Tip’s own words, those of his colleagues, Congressional records and from researching many writings, including John A. Farrell’s biography. “Tip O’Neill was the most colorful political figure of his time, and one of the most significant. He crossed swords and lifted a glass with all the giants of the age; Reagan, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and more, “ says Flavin. He adds, “It was a challenge to write about, and will be a challenge to portray, such a unique character.”

Presented by Paul T. Boghosian/Harborside Films