Onstage: The Irish Curse

Have you picked out something green to wear for St. Patrick’s Day? Either way, you might consider further St. Pat’s prep at the Clifton Players’ production of Martin Cassella’s very funny new play 

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The Irish Curse

Have you picked out something green to wear for St. Patrick’s Day? Either way, you might consider further St. Pat’s prep at the Clifton Players’ production of Martin Cassella’s very funny new play The Irish Curse, described as being simultaneously wickedly delightful and heart wrenching. 


Size matters to a group of Irish-American men who meet weekly in a self-help group in a Catholic church basement to discuss a sad “shortcoming” — let’s call it “small equipment” — a curse they believe has ruined their lives. A young man joins the group and challenges their obsession. 

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Monday, March 10; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 15. $20. Clifton Performance Theatre, 404 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-861-7469, cliftonperformancetheatre.com.

Rick Pender

RICK PENDER has written about theater for CityBeat since its first issues in 1994. Before that he wrote for EveryBody’s News. From 1998 to 2006 he was CityBeat’s arts & entertainment editor. Retired from a long career in public relations, he’s still a local arts fan, providing readers (and public radio listeners)...
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