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A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS
ONLY BOSTON AREA SHOW THIS YEAR!
DATE Friday, March 18, 2016
TIME 8:00PM (Doors 7:00PM)
VENUE
Larcom Theatre
13 Wallis Street
Beverly, MA 01915 Venue Details
TICKETS ALL AGES RESERVED SEATS $25, $35, $45

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with "A Couple of Blaguards" the Rollicking Irish Comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt, author of New York Times Bestseller "Angela's Ashes", and Malachy McCourt, author of New York Times Bestseller "A Monk Swimming."

PODCAST: Dana Hersey interviews Malachy McCourt
WICKEDLY FUNNY!
- Time Out New York
If you don't have a good evening, you should have yourself checked to make sure you haven't died during the day.
- Malachy McCourt
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Malachy McCourt (L) and Frank McCourt

A Couple of Blaguards

Veteran actors Howard Platt ("The Bob Newhart Show," "The Rock," "Nixon" ... many more) and Jarlath Conroy ("Law & Order," "NYPD Blue, "True Grit," to list but a very few) portray Malachy and Frank McCourt in this extraordinarily moving and "Wickedly Funny" tale of immigration, triumph and brotherly love.

MEMORABLE! The brothers McCourt bring their two best selling books to the stage... the show has a roguish appeal

- Peter Marks, The New York Times

An unholy amount of charm!

- The Washington Post

Mixes the sweetness and kick of an Irish coffee

- Newsday

WINNING! You don't have to be Irish to appreciate the wry sense of humor of the brothers McCourt. A GREAT DEAL OF FUN!

- New York Daily News

"A Couple of Blaguards" is a two-character comedy with incidental music, created by the brothers Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt. These master raconteurs have laced their combined experiences growing up in Ireland, and their escape to America into a vaudeville of comedy, Irish songs and a gallery of relatives, rogues, fools and petty tyrants -- priestly and otherwise.

- Lynne Heffley, Los Angeles Times

"A Couple of Blaguards" with Howard Platt and Jarlath Conroy as the lads, is so funny and plays well in the mind's eye that it isn't until you're half-way out the door that you realize how tough and unsentimental it is. The boys have seen so much that there can be no more tears: All that's left to do really is laugh and keep moving.

- Lawrence Christon, Variety

Frank McCourt is arguably the literary phenomenon of the '90s winning a Pulitzer Prize for his book, "Angela's Ashes."

Like their best-selling books, Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt's A Couple of Blaguards is an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland. Though times were tough in Limerick, the tales spun by the brothers McCourt simmer with bittersweet recollections, ferocious humor and a parade of colorful characters from the priest who warns of sinners' eyeballs exploding in Hell to the McCourt grandmother who spits on Franks unruly Presbyterian hair to tame it.

According to Malachy McCourt, This show is the result of Frank and me listening to the stories of our elders which in turn tunes the ear, the eye and the tongue to observe and give voice to even the most trivial of events. I think we had more fun than anyone writing and performing Blaguards, which has become an affectionate term for the rowdy, outgoing, and sometimes drinking sort of boys. If you don't have a good evening, you should have yourself checked to make sure you haven't died during the day.

ABOUT THE HISTORIC LARCOM THEATRE

The Larcom Theatre - 13 Wallis Street in Downtown Beverly, MA
The Larcom Theatre - Beverly's most intimate listening venue
Stellar Acoustics and perfect sound with gimmeLIVE's State-of-the-art Sound System
Excellent sight-lines and sound in the Balcony
Doug Gray of MARSHALL TUCKER BAND entertains a sold-out crowd
Paul Barrere (L) and Fred Tackett of LITTLE FEAT
PAUL KANTNER (L) with JEFFERSON STARSHIP
Grammy-winner BOOKER T. JONES | photo: Bill Balkus
Apple Records star, JOEY MOLLAND of BADFINGER photo: Tom Uellner
L-R: Chris Kicks, Doug Gray, Rick Willis of MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
Grammy-winner JOHNNY WINTER photo: Dave Walsh
Multi-Platinum recording artist, JOHN CAFFERTY
John Cafferty leading the crowd in song
Beverly's own CASPIAN at their sold-out 10th Anniversary Concert
MARTHA DAVIS & THE MOTELS
with BMA winner, RUBY ROSE FOX
New Jersey Powerpop Hitmakers, THE SMITHEREENS
Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee JOHN SEBASTIAN
Grammy-winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell with local legend Henri Smith
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Victor Wainwright & the Wild Roots - photo: Tom Uellner
BMA Winner Eli 'Paperboy' Reed | Photo Tom Uellner
James Montgomery w/ Barry Goudreau of BOSTON and David Hull of Aerosmith
Cape Ann Big Band
Grammy nominee, JON BUTCHER | photo: Maia Kennedy
Grammy winner JAMES COTTON (L) with JAY GEILS
Crowd waves as Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers
Gloucester's Mayor Sefatia Romeo Tenken & Cape Ann YMCA Teens with the Santa On Stage Company
Enthusiastic, sold-out crowd
Larcom Theatre Concerts
photos by Sheila Roberts Orlando unless otherwise noted

Less than 24 miles from Boston, the fully restored Larcom Theatre is conveniently situated in downtown Beverly, MA -- 3 miles from Route 128 at 13 Wallis Street, with plenty of free parking (see map).

This gracious showplace -- featuring spectacular acoustics -- was built in 1912 (the same year as Fenway Park) by brothers Harris and Glover Ware (vaudeville musicians from Marblehead, MA) on the birth site of their favorite poet, Lucy Larcom.

The Larcom Theatre's grand opening advertised that its interior was lit completely by electricity.

During its 104 year history, The Larcom Theatre has presented stage, screen and musical entertainment. In 1984 the Larcom Theatre's elegant horseshoe balcony, hand-painted antique pressed tin ceilings and original silk wall coverings were restored to their original glory by Le Grand David magic company, who presented their award-winning magic show there until the company's founder, Cesareo Pelaez, died in 2012.

Beginning with gimmeLIVE's sold-out 2013 Mardi Gras benefit concert, Vickie and Peter Van Ness filled the Larcom Theatre with music for the first time since the days of Vaudeville.

In 2014, gimmeLIVE installed a new, state-of-the-art sound system featuring Meyer line arrays and subs, which is used for all concerts presented by gimmeLIVE at The Larcom Theatre.

Today, Peter & Vickie Van Ness of gimmeLIVE continue to showcase national recording stars and award-winning Boston area talent at the Larcom Theatre, with new shows to be announced soon. Click here to join our mailing list and get special deals and prime seats before tickets go on sale to the general public.

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING


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There is plenty of free parking at the municipal parking lot on Bow Street, about 150 feet away and at the City Hall parking lot about half a block away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.


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