Theater Review | ‘The Irish… and How They Got That Way’

August 5, 2010

Nice review in today’s NY Times on this revival at the Irish Rep:

To read it, go to The New York Times and search under Theatre.

The Irish Repertory Theatre132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011 phone: 212-727-2737

The Irish…And How They Got That Way
By Frank McCourt
July 14- September 5, 2010

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THE IRISH…AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY is an irreverent history of the Irish through the tumultuous 20th and 21st centuries through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis, Teacher Man).

McCourt’s razor sharp wit, coupled with his trademark bitter irony, and his boundless love for the Irish People are all underscored by glorious music extending all the way from the auld Irish folk ballades, through George M. Cohan’s patriotic love songs to America, World War II standards sung in movies, USOs and foxholes all over the world, and including the latest from contemporary Ireland’s U2.


“A warm mix of sentiment and sheer fun.” – Wolf Entertainment Guide

“A fitting tribute to everything Irish.” – Theatremania

“All that was missing was a pint of Guinness.” –

“The six performers entertain with a glint in their eyes, a sprint to their steps and a touch of Irish humor and wit to tell their many tales. A captivating capsule of Irish history performed to the hilt by a great ensemble cast.”
– Talk Entertainment