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The Irish Curse

By Martin Casella

Directed by Zack Allen

August 29th - September 14th, 2014

What “The Irish Curse” is – and how it manifests itself – is the raw centerpiece of this wicked, rollicking and very funny new play. From its blistering language to its brutally honest look at sex and body image, The Irish Curse is a revealing portrait of how men, and society, define masculinity. In doing so, it dares to pose the fundamental question that has been on the minds of men since the beginning of time: “Do I measure up to the next guy?”

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 twentysomething 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 face every day.


  • Kiernan Bensey
  • Doug James
  • Mark Palmer
  • David Snow
  • Donald Thorne