|Frank McCourt is arguably the literary phenomenon of the 90s. Angelas Ashes has sold well into the millions in hard cover and paperback and has been translated into at least 26 languages. His second book Tis is a major bestseller and his award-winning audio tapes sell in the hundreds of thousands worldwide. On stage, A Couple of Blaguards is a bubbling stew of McCourt humor with dashes of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. This fast paced marvel runs one hour and forty-five minutes with one intermission, and couldnt be easier to present.The bare-bones version requires two seasoned actors, a table, two chairs, minimal props, and a handful of costume pieces. Technically, a stage would be nice, with lights that turn on and off. More elaborate productions would benefit from a sound system (sound track available) and about twenty lighting instruments keep the show nicely lit. (lighting plot available). A Couple of Blaguards is the comedic springboard for Angelas Ashes, Tis, and Malachys A Monk Swimming. From one-nighters to long runs, this brilliantly structured comedy is a proven crowd-pleaser offering solid entertainment value, whether your event is educational, corporate or theatrical. A Couple of Blaguards is a popular commercial and not-for-profit, theater favorite. The many successful productions over the years assure the presenter of a talented stable of actors who have played the McCourts. ( Malachy is occasionally available to play himself.) Howard Platt, directed the NYC, Washington D.C., and Boston productions, and is recommended by the McCourts.
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