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Come down to The Connecticut Cabaret this week to see the hilarious and poignant show The Irish Curse written by Martin Casella, directed by Carleigh Cappetta Schultz, and produced by Kris McMurray.

The first installment of The Cabaret’s new Cab-R-rated series!  This show is rated R for strong language and adult content.

2 shows only!

Shows are Thursday, February 12th at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:15 pm) and Sunday, February 15th at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:15 pm).

Tickets are $30.  Seating is cabaret style. Bring your own food and drink (Yes! You can even bring your favorite Irish beer!)

The cabaret is located at 31-33 Webster Square road in Berlin CT.  For tickets and information call the box office at 860-829-1248.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
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.

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
The Irish Curse had its world premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival with a sold-out run in 2005, garnering rave reviews and winning the Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwrighting. The play was also acclaimed in its European premiere at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This production subsequently transferred to the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival to further rave reviews.

Starring Bobby Schultz, George Lombardo, Joey Autuoro, Rick Bennett, and Matthew Griffiths.

“Five exceptionally likeable characters who are a pleasure to spend 90 minutes with… raunchy, hilarious, and very frank.”
– Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

“Casella is at his best when he’s going for laughs.  He gets a lot of them.”
– Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

“A FUNNY AND CHARMING PLAY BY MARTIN CASELLA. THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES FOR GUYS! – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

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