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Flanagan’s Wake is back… Can you dig it?

Published January 11th, 2017 by | Comments Off on Flanagan’s Wake is back… Can you dig it?

It’s time to be transported to Graplin, County Sligo, Ireland where you, as an audience member, can participate with the villagers in the telling of tales, singing of songs, and mourn the passing of one of their own: Flanagan. Don’t miss Flanagan’s Wake the hilarious interactive Irish wake January 6 – April 29 in Kennedy’s Theatre.


“Flanagan’s Wake” has been making people in Chicago laugh since 1994. It is the one of the longest running shows in Chicago theater history. Making its debut in Cleveland in 1996 in Kennedy’s Down Under, the local U.S. customs agent and “schanachie” John Regan brought it to town under his group, the “Irish Rodeo Clowns.” On August 30th, 2003, former Mayor of Cleveland, Jane Campbell, awarded the “Irish Rodeo Clowns” with a proclamation on the groups’ 500th performance of “Flanagan’s Wake.”

What makes the show such a unique experience is the format of the show: interactive improv theater. The show depends on the wit of its audience. From time to time, the cast will request a suggestion from the audience that can take the show in one direction or another. The cast improvises the show based upon the audience “recollections” of the mythical Flanagan. The extended family at “Flanagan’s Wake” incorporates everyone in attendance that chooses to become involved, but in a way that makes you feel like you’re a vital part of the show.

Experience a night full of laughs and get tickets now for Flanagan’s Wake!

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