The brothers McCourt bring their two best selling books to the stage... the show has a roguish appeal"
- Peter Marks, The New York Times
"AN UNHOLY AMOUNT OF CHARM!"
"MIXES THE SWEETNESS AND KICK OF AN IRISH COFFEE"
"A Couple of Blaguards" is a two-character comedy with
incidental music, created by the brothers Frank McCourt and Malachy
McCourt. 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" with Howard Platt and Jarlath Conroy as the lads, is so funny and plays well in the mind's eye that it isn't until you're half-way out the door that you realize how tough and unsentimental it is. The boys have seen so much that there can be no more tears: All that's left to do really is laugh and keep moving. - Lawrence Christon, Variety
"You don't have to be Irish to appreciate the familial tales and good humor of this all 'round top notch production." Stage Struck, Joanne Greco Rochman
Flying Monkey Performance Center - Plymouth, NH
It is rare indeed that I get to spend an evening at work laughing out loud in my own theater. But that’s just what happened during the production of A Couple Of Blaguards – the McCourt Brothers’ comedy that highlights the absurdity of growing up Irish and poor in the last century. Howard Platt and Jarlath Conroy are pitch perfect as the brothers. My entire audience - and I - left the theater smiling.
Director, Berrie Center
Ramapo College of New Jersey
The show is superbly written and very funny. Our audience members had fabulous things to say about the show and you were all so gracious at our post show reception.
Truly a special evening was had by all. Thank you very much and we send our highest recommendations.