Clifton Player’s “Irish Curse” Earns 4.5 Star LCT Rating
Posted On March 3, 2014
Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized the Clifton Player’s production of The Irish Curse with a 4.5 star LCT rating.
In The Irish Curse, Size matters to this small group of Irish-American men who meet every Wednesday night, in a Catholic church basement, at a self-help group for men with small penises. When a 20-something blue-collar guy joins the group, he challenges everything these men thought about “the Irish curse,” tackling their obsession with body image and unmasking the comical and truthful questions of identity, masculinity, sex, relationships, and social status that define their lives.
Panelists praised the The Irish Curse as “a hilarious and touching show…I was completely captivated. Considering the subject matter, I didn’t expect what I got: emotional depth, laser-quick dialogue, and electric chemistry between characters.” The entire cast was commended for their work: “the perfect epitome of a great ensemble. the chemistry between these actors was palpable…Each of these actors in their own way gave their own bravura performance.” Cathy’s Springfield fine direction was also singled out: “she deserves kudos for having kept this powerhouse ensemble in check, letting them fly at critical moments,” maintaining a perfect pace and “just the right balance of humor and pathos.”
The Irish Curse continues through March 15th. Tickets can be purchased at http://cliftonperformancetheatre.com
League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.