With Irish tunes and ballads, plus a hearty stew of interesting characters "A Couple of Blaguards" is a rollicking, funny, musical cabaret show that recounts Frank and Malachy McCourt
's life in poverty-stricken Limerick, Ireland and their journey to Brooklyn, New York. Professional actors Tim Kniffin
and Steven Abbott portray the McCourt brothers and a collection of characters from relatives to rogues, fools and petty tyrants.
"A Couple of Blaguards" provides the humorous upside to Frank McCourt
's best selling novel "Angela's Ashes." The two-man play, written before either brother published their first novels, features classic storytelling, live music by the YouKali Celtic Band, poignant vignettes and Irish tradition as it follows the young McCourt brothers from Ireland to America and tells how they learned to apply lessons from their hardscrabble past to their new lives.
Directed by Sheri Lee Miller
Musical Direction by Jim Peterson
WHEN: Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 20, 2013
9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays - Jan. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2012
2 p.m. Sundays - Jan. 6, Jan. 13 & Jan. 20, 2012
TICKETS: $25 to $35
$35 General; $32 Seniors 65 & Over; $25 Age 22 & Under
NEW YEAR'S EVE ANNIVERSARY GALA: Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
This special event includes special Cinnabar Theater 40th Anniversary treats, desserts & wines, followed by the opening performance of "A Couple of Blaguards," followed with champagne and party favors at midnight. New Year's Eve performance tickets are $65 to $75. $75 General; $65 Seniors 65 & over; $60 Age 22 & under. Reservations recommended.
3333 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 PHONE: 707-763-8920
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or purchase at the door.
Reservations highly recommended. WEB SITE: www.cinnabartheater.org