FLANAGAN'S WAKE

Genre: Comedy
An Interactive Irish Wake

Flanagan's Wake is the hilarious interactive Irish wake that has been running in Chicago for 13 smash years! Flanagan's Wake is one of the longest-running shows in Chicago theater history. When will it end? According to Brian Ballybunion, Flanagan's best friend and drinking mate, "We'll keep waking him until we get it right." Join the villagers of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. You'll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. You can share tales of your own experiences and misadventures with dear old Flanagan, or simply enjoy the stories and songs of the locals as they recall life with "Himself".

Cast: Darren Lee Cole-Producer , Ryan Brewster-Keyboard , Kiernan Kenny, Aaron Costa Ganis
Preview:   09/27/07
Open:   10/06/07
Close:   03/14/08

Schedule:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 9:30pm
Sunday @ 5:00pm
Theater:   Soho Playhouse
Address:   15 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013
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Cost:$40.00, $20.00 Students and Seniors$32.00 Groups more than 10ppl
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Soho Playhouse at 212-691-1555
Company: Soho Playhouse         Official Web Site: www.sohoplayhouse.com
 

She has directed Flanagan's Wake in New York off-Broadway at Sweet Carolines, off-off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse, Chicago (2003), St. Charles, IL Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Buffalo.  She has performed in the Wake all over the US. Other directing credits include The Spew,  Mikado: Version 2.005, Roasting Chestnuts (1997, 2000), Open Call, Guys and Dolls, Oh! Coward, and the world premiere of Ma Murphy's Chowder House. She was a founding member of The Noble Fool Theater Company. Amy is also a co-creator/ writer for the many ongoing versions of Roasting Chestnuts. She was recently seen in the outrageous cabaret trio The Weird Sisters. Amy was an Artist in Residence with the State of Illinois, an instructor with the School of the Art Institute's Continuing Education program and is a Network Playwright with Chicago Dramatists.

 

Bonnie composed the score and acted as music director for Flanagan's Wake in Chicago and other cities nationwide. She was a co-founder of the Noble Fool Theater Company in Chicago, where she co-created all incarnations of the popular Christmas show Roasting Chestnuts and the full-length musical Vikings! A Musical in Two Axe. She is also the composer, arranger, and pianist for the popular cabaret act, The Weird Sisters, and a co-founder of Cabarah - a comedy cabaret. Bonnie is currently the Musical Director/Staff Accompanist for Roosevelt University's Theatre Conservatory in Chicago.


Reid Kendall: A native to Chicago, Reid works as a freelance stage manager as well as a lighting and scenic designer. He's also the faculty technical director for the Italian touring opera program, La Musica Lirica. Along with technical design and stage management, Reid is also a working actor, holding his BFA in musical theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts Theatre Conservatory. You can see him this December in Vital Theatre Company's Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree, under the direction of Broadway choreographer, Luis Perez.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Maeve is delighted to come out of acting retirement and work on such an enjoyable project and with such a fun group of people. She is also delighted to be able to call the SoHo Playhouse "home" for the next couple of days/weeks/months (please tick one!). Maeve has performed in Theatres all over Ireland, including "The Abbey" in Dublin. She has also performed in several Theatres in NYC and around the U.S. She would like to dedicate this particular performance to her father, and especially to her ever-watchful dog Bruce, who is back in Ireland sitting in the window waiting patiently for her return!
Casey recently performed in The Road to Nowhere at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Other recent credits include Rob in Cigarettes and Chocolate and the Ringmaster in the Milk Can Theatre Company's production of The Uncertainty Principle. Favorite past credits: Gross Indecency and The Baltimore Waltz (both at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). Casey received an MFA from Ohio University.
Walker Hare was most recently seen in recently in Thieves' Carnival (Director: Moni Yakim) and Two Gentlemen of Verona, both at Circle in the Square Theatre School. Other theatre credits include: Off-Broadway : All Dolled Up (Prod: Colin Quinn/ Acorn Theatre), My Mother Told Me I Was Different (Abingdon Theatre). Waiting for Lefty and Twelfth Night, among others. He recently completed five short films and a commercial, most of which are in post-production and he has done several voiceovers for Bank Street Radio Productions. Training: Circle in the Square's-Professional Program and Upright Citizens Brigade. He would like to thank his family for being so supportive, Bonnie, Amy and the entire cast for a wonderful experience. He would like to dedicate this performance to his sister who has followed her dreams into Ethiopia and the Peace Corps.
Abigail Gullo attended George Mason University for Theatre Arts and began her professional career working for the on-site equity Theatre of the First Amendment. She has worked in Washington DC, Dublin, Ireland and New York City. Abigail co-designed the costumes for Racing Daylight , directed by Nicole Quinn and starring David Strathairn & Melissa Leo. She has directed several educational projects including Wonderful Town and My Fair Lady with the Edgemont School District. Abigail is currently Company Manager of The New Acting Company. She is also an award winning live band karaoke singer and mixologist (though she prefers the term: cocktailier). Recipes and info can be found on her blog, www.ryegirlnyc.blogspot.com
Michael Connell was born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in New York. He has studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and H.B. Studios. Mike has performed with regional theaters and touring companies. His favorite role was Starbuck in The Rainmaker. Mike has also performed in roles such as Arthur Jamison in Guilty Conscience, Peter Fletcher in Murder by the Book, and various others. Mike is just getting back into theatre after taking a long hiatus to raise 3 children and is thrilled to be performing in the New York premier of Flanagan's Wake.