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“Flanagan’s Wake” comedy with music to return for St. Patrick’s Day season

West Bend, WI – West Bend Theatre Company announces the return of “Flanagan’s Wake” to the West Bend Masonic Center. This is a returning performance series, after being closed down mid-run during the early 2020 pandemic lockdowns.

Flanagan’s Wake is an Irish improv comedy where the audience members become the mourners attending a wake for the deceased. Irish eyes will smile, and Molly Malone will be there, too. It all takes place in the pub where our dearly departed Flanagan was known to tip a pint or two. The audience and the actors participate in remembering, roasting and toasting their friend, making great efforts to eulogize him as only he should be. Yes, there’s a will and the gold, and an Irish priest too. Much singing and shillelagh swinging takes place at Flanagan’s Wake – No doubt you’ll want to be part of it. Bring your lucky charm.

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On entering the performance space of the West Bend Masonic Center, patrons are checked in by an usher, and are given “a piece of Irish gold” and a name tag so they can participate in the show. The “gold” can be redeemed for an Irish beverage.

Tickets to “Flanagan’s Wake” include one NA Beer. Patrons are asked to sign the guest book and begin to meet the locals who are the cast members such as the parish priest and friends and family of the deceased Flanagan.

Performances of “Flanagan’s Wake” are on March 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11, 12, 18, 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the West Bend Masonic Center, 301 N. University Drive, West Bend, WI. The facility is wheelchair and walker accessible.

All tickets are sold at WestBendTheatreCo.com/Shows. Tickets may be sold at the door if seats remain. Seating is very limited. Premium seats include a table for the show and the first NA Beer. General admission seats include the same beer, but patrons must hold their beer all night as they are seated “in the pews,” (with no table.) Beers can be “upgraded” with a donation to the Theatre Company made at the bar.

Questions can be answered at 262-305-9613.


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