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'A Couple of Blaguards' at the Riv

by jmaloni
Fri, Feb 4th 2011 01:35 pm

The Historic Riviera Theatre presents "A Couple of Blaguards" on Tuesday, March 15, for two performances at 2 and 7 p.m.

Frank McCourt is arguably the literary phenomenon of the '90s. "Angela's Ashes" has sold well into the millions. His second book, "Tis," is a major bestseller. 

Like their best-selling books, Frank and Malachy McCourt's "A Couple of Blaguards" is an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland. Though Times were tough in Limerick, the tales spun by the brothers McCourt simmer with bittersweet recollections, ferocious humor and a parade of colorful characters - from the priest who warns of sinners' eyeballs exploding in Hell to the McCourt grandmother who spits on Frank's unruly Presbyterian hair to tame it.

Ticket prices are $25-$28.

For further information, call the Riviera Theatre box office Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or order online at www.rivieratheatre.org.

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