The Midwest Premiere
by M.G. Stephens
Directed by Jeff Christian
March 16 – May 25, 2009
Atlantic Bar & Grill
5062 N. Lincoln Avenue
“Be glad. The old man’s dead.”
What could be better on a wintry Monday night than sitting in an Irish bar downing a few pints? How about sitting at a wake in an Irish Bar downing a few pints?
Seanachaí takes its tradition of Irish storytelling back to its roots – with this evocative tale performed in the back of a pub.
“The old dingleberry’s dead,” and through the fumes of beer and whiskey appear Fats, Bones, Beaky, Mumbles, Psycho, and Oscar. The gloves are off and everyone has a story to share. So pull up a chair and a jar as booze, insults, poetry, and comedy fly in equal measure, and the portrait of “Our father: narrow-minded, wide-girthed, drunk as a stone” emerges with brutal force and acerbic flavor.
From the company that brought you the comedy of War and the kaleidoscopic Scenes from the Big Picture comes Our Father, a ‘funny, fast and furious’ hit that ran on Theatre Row, off-Broadway for five years.
“Seanachaí has gone the extra yard to secure Monday nights at the Atlantic Bar & Grill for a show that places you smack in the middle of the comic proceedings” -Chicago Tribune
“Seanachaí Theatre Company has hitched itself to a crowd-pleasing, pub-friendly show, and the cast has a ball” -Chicago Reader
“Our Father, Seanachaí Theatre at the Atlantic Bar & Grill: The family may disagree on whether their “Da” was a good man or a bad, but we’re right there with them at the wake, held in the back room of a fully-functioning Lincoln Square pub. Slainte!” -Windy City Times (Critics Pick)