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Algonquin Arts Presents the Irish Comedy A Couple of Blaguards

August 25, 2008

Algonquin Arts in Manasquan will be featuring the two-man Irish comedy, A Couple of Blaguards, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis, Frank McCourt, and his brother, Malachy McCourt, author of A Monk Swimming, on September 13, 2008.

The comedy features scenes that are part fiction and part autobiographical, performed by Malachy McCourt (playing himself) and Mickey Kelley. This brilliant show has delighted audiences internationally and has received wide critical acclaim. The Washington Post raves A Couple of Blaguards has “an unholy amount of charm,” and Newsday declares that the show “mixes the sweetness and kick of an Irish coffee.” The Los Angeles Times affirms “these master raconteurs have laced their combined experiences growing up in Ireland, and their escape to America into a vaudeville of comedy, Irish songs and a gallery of relatives, rogues, fools and petty tyrants -- priestly and otherwise.”

A Couple of Blaguards will be at Algonquin Arts on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 8 pm. Tickets are $34 for adults and $32 for seniors and students. Group rates are available. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 732-528-9211 or go online at www.algonquinarts.org. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts is conveniently located at 173 Main Street in downtown Manasquan, NJ.

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit corporation to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey’s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman’s Club of Brielle, Bank of America, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Plangere Foundation, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.