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Flanagan’s Wake

by Thomas Patrick and Daniel Patrick

Me and me second cousin, Daniel Patrick, trekked over the big pond to Grapplin City in County Sligo for the wake o’ Flanagan, our fourth-cousin, twice removed. Everyone was there, even that old fekkin’ ‘oor, Mary Babs, an’ too many tongues went a-waggin’ about her and Flanagan, not to mention most o’ the men o’ Grapplin.

Poor Flanagan met his end raycently when his end (quite lit’rally!) was repeatedly forced into a most unlikely region on a giant bear. Yes, cousin Flanagan died clinging to the rear of his good friend Brian Ballybunion’s SUV, in a tragically failed attempt ta escape the shaggy beast after it imposed itself on the boys as they war knockin’ back two or twenty bottles o’ the dark lady.

Flanagan’s Wake is an audience-interactive play performed at the Miramar Theatre, 2844 N. Oakland Ave., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. For tickets, call the Miramar Box Office at 414/967-4545. Live Irish music from Milwaukee band Bantry Bay will follow the Saturday, November 8, performance and is included in the cost of the ticket. See www.themiramartheatre.com for more.

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