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The Irish Curse Begins Performances Tonight at the Good Theater

The company presents the Maine premiere of Martin Casella's play, starring Seth Berner, Thomas Ian Campbell, and more.

Seth Berner, Jared Mongeau, Thomas Ian Campbell, Paul Drinan, and Conor Riordan Martin star in The Irish Curse.
(© Stephen Underwood)

Performances begin tonight of the Good Theater's Maine premiere of Martin Casella's The Irish Curse, directed by Paul Haley (who is making his Good Theater debut with this production), and running through March 16 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center. It is running in repertory with Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2.

The Irish Curse is described as follows: "Size matters to a small group of Irish-American men (all professionally successful New Yorkers) who meet every Wednesday night, in a Catholic church basement, at a self-help group for men with small penises. This alleged Irish trait is the focus of their weekly sessions, as they all feel this 'shortcoming' has ruined their lives. One evening, when a twenty-something blue-collar guy joins the group, he challenges everything the other men think about 'the Irish Curse'...tackling their obsession with body image and unmasking the comical and truthful questions of identity, masculinity, sex and relationships that men must face every day in the world."

Seth Berner (Frost/Nixon), Thomas Ian Campbell (Homer Bound), Paul Drinan (August: Osage County), Conor Riordan Martin (Shear Madness), and Jared Mongeau (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) star in the production.