By Kevin Alexander
Directed by Marjean Sutherland
The audience has come to say goodbye to Patrick James Finnegan, a mailman who won 2.5 million dollars playing the slots and then promptly dropped dead. As his contentious family gets more and more distraught during this memorable evening concocted by the co-creator of Tony and Tina's Wedding, a fight erupts over opening the casket. Finally they do and Paddy's body is not in there! While the missing body is located, the audience is invited to eat, drink and by merry at an authentic Irish-American wake, complete with traditional Irish drinking songs and some lively tap and step dancing. Paddy is found, the party continues and all are treated to a great surprise - one straight out of the song "Finnegan's Wake".
Produced by Darlington Community Theatre at Bridges Banquet Hall, 201 Christensen Drive, Darlington WI 53530
Performances: March 14, 2009
Performance Times: March 14 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $20.00 which includes a Corned Beef and Cabbage diner
Call 608-776-2769 for reservations or more information.