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Cinnabar Theater sets the stage for Irish cabaret show "A Couple of Blaguards"

"A Couple of Blaguards" - featuring traditional Irish music and storytelling and starring Steven Abbott and Tim Kniffin with live music by YouKali Celtic Band - comes to Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma.

Two-man play features Irish tunes and classic storytelling as it follows the adventures Frank and Malachy McCourt from Ireland to New York City

Cinnabar Theater presents "A Couple of Blaguards," by Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt.

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. Reservations recommended.

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 $60 to $75. $75 General; $70 Seniors 65 and over; and $65 Under 22. Reservations recommended.

LOCATION:   Cinnabar Theater
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:   http://www.cinnabartheater.org

PROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/HxBs0zCvkCAkfhCphgNj5Q

CAST:
Frank McCourt, et al..................Steven Abbott *
Malachy McCourt, et al..............Tim Kniffin *

*Member of Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers

See more at: www.acoupleofblaguards.com

This production underwritten by Karen and Mike Bergin of Bergin Glass Impressions

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kerry December 09, 2012 at 03:55 PM
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