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106 Star Starred
Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam Street New York City, NY 10013
212-691-1555
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Patty Whitlock Hamsher
13 events 12 reviews

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.

reviewed Apr 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Becker
13 events 7 reviews

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.

reviewed May 08 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael Kalish
19 events 5 reviews

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 minutes. But once they got into it, it started to get really funny and the...continued

reviewed May 08 2010 report as inappropriate
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“Pperfect popular entertainment.” —Associated Press

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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.

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