Last night, Matthew and I attended a raucous, boozy, slightly inappropriate, and totally fun wake. Yup, I said wake. Flanagan’s Wake, to be exact.
Playhouse Square Partners members had the opportunity to attend an exclusive sneak peek of this hilarious show that is part play, part improv comedy. The actors mingle with the audience before, during, and after the show, making you feel like a part of Flanagan’s quirky Irish town.
As the story of Flanagan’s life and demise unfolds, the audience participates and even directs the flow of the story. The cast has some serious improv skills, coming up with everything from songs to tall tales based on ideas thrown out by the audience.
The bar is open throughout the show, because it’s an Irish wake after all. And with some liquid courage you might even see your fellow audience members join the cast on stage to sing “Danny Boy” or mimic The Lord of the Dance.
Flanagan’s Wake opens to the public today and runs through April 30 in Kennedy’s Theatre. Tickets are $26, which is a steal for what is a really entertaining evening of improv comedy and song. You can purchase your tickets online.
Also, before the show, Matthew and I stopped in to Bin 216 for dinner. I was really impressed with the happy hour selections, which include $5 red, white, and sparkling wine, as well as a $5 specialty cocktail.
The happy hour food choices included $1.50 deviled eggs, $3 devils on horseback, and a $5 Neapolitan flatbread. We enjoyed most of the happy hour food menu and also added on the tuna tartar and lobster nachos (neither on happy hour, but both totally worth it).
Bin 216 offers a convenient and delicious option for pre-theater dining and the happy hour is a great deal!
So, that was our evening…yummy food and drinks and a hilarious theater performance with friends. Not a bad little Thursday night!
***Disclosure: I am the co-chair of the Education Committee of Playhouse Square Partners. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***