The Irish Curse - A Comedy about Guys with One Tiny Problem
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The last date listed for The Irish Curse was Sunday May 30, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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Featured review from Jon Wayne
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Overall great perfomances, but not totally a belly laugh comedy..Was a little too crude and gay for my taste, but hey it is in Soho. Definitely were funny parts, don't get me wrong, but wasn't the comedy I expected. Also, I think the writer could have done better without the cheap political jabs, but hey it is Soho.
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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
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“Pperfect popular entertainment.” —Associated Press
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.