Shorter Than Expected, The Irish Curse's NYC Run to End May 30; London Plans Announced

News   Shorter Than Expected, The Irish Curse's NYC Run to End May 30; London Plans Announced
 
The Irish Curse, Martin Casella's comedy about men bonding over their physical shortcomings, will close Off-Broadway on May 30 at the Soho Playhouse.

The play opened March 28. Matt Lenz directs a cast that includes Dan Butler, Roderick Hill, Scott Jaeck, Brian Leahy and Austin Peck.

The Irish Curse is set to have its London premiere in September at Above The Stag Theatre. The cast, creative team and specific performance dates will be announced.

The play had its world premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival with a sold-out run in 2005, winning the Overall Excellence Award for Playwriting.

According to the producers, "In the Irish Curse, size matters to the Irish-American guys who meet every Wednesday night in a support group...for men with very small penises. This raucously new comedy tackles the male obsession with body image, masculinity, and sex as it examines the fundamental question on the minds of men since the beginning of time...'How do I measure up to the next guy?'"

The Irish Curse is produced Off-Broadway by Craig Zehms and Sarahbeth Grossman. Performances play Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday evenings at 7 PM, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM. For tickets and more information, visit www.TheIrishCurse.com.

Brian Leahy, Scott Jaeck, Austin Peck, Roderick Hill and Dan Butler in <i>Irish Curse</i>.
Brian Leahy, Scott Jaeck, Austin Peck, Roderick Hill and Dan Butler in Irish Curse. Photo by Carol Rosegg
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