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Ginzberg's Irish Wake

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Ginzberg's Irish Wake One-Acts 20

By: John Donald O'Shea
Cast: 3 M, 2 F
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 17 pgs.

Ginzberg's Irish Wake

COMEDY WITH MUSIC. Bereaved widow Mary O’Malley hires David Cohen to play Irish music at her husband’s wake, but when David arrives and doesn’t know any Irish songs, Mary refuses to pay him. Enraged, David sues the widow and the two appear in small claims court ready to battle it out. In order to prove his case, David brings along a piano to perform Irish songs for the judge. When the judge falls asleep during an Irish lullaby and then jumps to his feet to dance an Irish jig, David feels confident that he will win. Unintimidated, Mary defends herself by calling forth Father Shamus Rory Mulligan as her expert witness. Twists and turns abound in this hilarious play, which features five traditional Irish songs.

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $6.95 each
Royalty: $60.00/performance
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $159.00  (8 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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John Donald O'Shea John Donald O’Shea has been involved in community theatre for more than 40 years as a singer, actor, producer, and director. Since retiring from his position as a circuit court judge, Mr. O’Shea has written and directed several plays for schools. He lives in Illinois.

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