The Irish And How They Got That Way

Event Details

This event finished on 05 April 2020


Friday, March 06, 2020 to Sunday, April 05, 2020

By Frank McCourt, featuring the music of Ireland

Hold onto your hats for this rollicking, roller coaster of a ride compiled by Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), who brings his razor-sharp wit, trademark bitter irony and boundless love of his people to this revue about all things Irish. This show delivers what it promises: stirring blarney, a bit of hokum, genuine heartache and much joy.

Set in McCourt’s Pub, complete with a working bar, the narration weaves a buoyant blend of traditional songs, show tunes and pop – from “Danny Boy” and George M. Cohan to U2 – with a reminder of the injustices, humiliations, and privations suffered by the Irish people both in Ireland and here in their new neighborhoods in America.

Join theREP for this sometimes irreverent tribute to our heritage and our future, in the style of a real old-fashioned Irish wake. THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY will make a grand farewell t to our current space, as we prepare to move to our new home with our next show!

Now available as part of the 2019-2020 Capital Repertory Theatre subscription season. Learn more here!
Single tickets not on sale.

At theREP, we aim to make theatre accessible for all. For The Irish and How They Got That Way, we are proud to offer four options for hearing impaired individuals.

Saturday, March 21, 3 pm
Interpreted Performance
This performance will feature a sign language interpreter. To request access to this section, please call our box office at 518.346.6204