The Midwest Premiere of
Our Father
by M.G. Stephens
Directed by Jeff Christian

March 16 - May 25, 2009
Atlantic Bar & Grill
5062 N. Lincoln Avenue

"Be glad. The old manís dead."

What could be better on a wintry Monday night than sitting in an Irish bar downing a few pints? How about sitting at a wake in an Irish Bar downing a few pints?

Seanachaí takes its tradition of Irish storytelling back to its roots - with this evocative tale performed in the back of a pub.

"The old dingleberry's dead," and through the fumes of beer and whiskey appear Fats, Bones, Beaky, Mumbles, Psycho, and Oscar. The gloves are off and everyone has a story to share. So pull up a chair and a jar as booze, insults, poetry, and comedy fly in equal measure, and the portrait of "Our father: narrow-minded, wide-girthed, drunk as a stone" emerges with brutal force and acerbic flavor.

From the company that brought you the comedy of War and the kaleidoscopic Scenes from the Big Picture comes Our Father, a 'funny, fast and furious' hit that ran on Theatre Row, off-Broadway for five years.

Cast  |  Reviews

Fats: John Dunleavy
Bones: Michael Grant
Beaky: Jeff Christian
Mumbles: Barbara Figgins
Psycho: Dan Waller
Oscar: Robert Kauzlaric/Shane Kenyon


"Seanachaí has gone the extra yard to secure Monday nights at the Atlantic Bar & Grill for a show that places you smack in the middle of the comic proceedings" -Chicago Tribune

"Seanachaí Theatre Company has hitched itself to a crowd-pleasing, pub-friendly show, and the cast has a ball" -Chicago Reader

"Our Father, Seanachaí Theatre at the Atlantic Bar & Grill: The family may disagree on whether their "Da" was a good man or a bad, but we're right there with them at the wake, held in the back room of a fully-functioning Lincoln Square pub. Slainte!" -Windy City Times (Critics Pick)

Lay Me Down Softly | The Seafarer | Hughie
In Pigeon House | A Moon for the Misbegotten | The Shadow of a Gunman
That Was Then | The Weir | Dancing at Lughnasa | Mojo Mickybo | Our Father
Scenes from the Big Picture | War | A Whistle in the Dark | Bold Girls | Drink Me
Journey's End | Calamity Meat | Dylan | The Pagans | A Night in November | Marked Tree
Translations | Chekhov in Yalta | The Clearing | And Neither Have I Wings To Fly...

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