THREE IRISH WIDOWS VERSUS THE REST OF THE WORLD

Genre: Comedy
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Written and Performed by Ed Malone
Directed by Rob Welsh

THREE IRISH WIDOWS versus THE REST OF THE WORLD will never play in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland.  NEVER.  That’s where Mrs. Malone, author/performer Ed Malone’s mother lives.  This is a play about Mrs. Malone, her sister and her sister-in-law, three Irish widows, the men that got them that way and what the widows did with their newfound freedom.  Of the thirty-four (34) characters Mr. Malone plays at hyper-space-break-neck speed, the three widows are the triangle of hypnotic focus throughout the evening.  Not that his Michael Jackson isn’t stunning.  He is.  Or the tree he portrays isn’t convincing.  It is.  
 
But it is the three widows declaration of independence that shakes the world and kidnaps an audience.
 
Their names are MAURA, BREDA and MARGARET. They live in Ireland because that is where they were born.  During the 80’s and the 90’s they existed for their husbands.  They cooked for their husbands.  They cleaned, shopped, organized and entertained for their husbands.   And sometime between the husbands beating them, ignoring them and taking them for granted; the husbands died; two of cancer and one driving drunk into the tree Ed Malone so convincingly plays at the top of the show.

The widows arranged the funerals then they arranged to go to Pat, the hairdresser, Tony, the travel agent and to America to find some real men.
 
What happened to the widows in America is the stuff of which great shows are spun.

 

THE PLAYING SCHEDULE
Singers Forum
49 West 24th Street – between Fifth & Sixth Avenues
JUNE 10, 17, 24
JULY 1, 8, 20, 27, 29
AUGUST 12, 19, 26

All shows are at 8:00pm
 
Stage Left Studio Theatre
438 West 37th Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues
SEPTEMBER 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17

All shows are at 8:00pm

Open:   06/10/10
Close:   09/17/10

Schedule:
See above
Theater:   Singers Forum
Address:   49 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
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Cost:$15 or Call: at 646-384-0009