Flanagan's Wake

Running Time: 
1:45 with one intermission
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Flanagan’s Wake is the hilarious interactive Irish wake that has been running in Chicago for eleven smash years, making it one of the longest-running shows in Chicago theater history! When will it end? According to Brian Ballybunion, Flanagan’s best friend and drinkin’ mate, “We’ll keep waking him until we get it right.”

Join the villagers of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs, and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. You’ll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. You can share tales of your own experiences and misadventures with dear old Flanagan, or simply enjoy the stories and songs of the locals as they recall life with “Himself.”

“A Great Party!”
Chicago Tribune

“Roisterous & Boisterous!”
L.A. Times

“A Hoot!”
The Boston Globe

“A great time...”
- The Chicago Sun Times

“One of the funniest shows you’ll ever see!”- NBC

“Crisp comic timing!”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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