by Owen McCafferty
directed by Jeff Christian
starring Robert Kauzlaric and Dan Waller
FEB 27 - 28 at The Davis in Chicago
7:30PM WED 2/27 & THU 2/28
Davis Theater ticket price includes FREE PINT and POPCORN - PLUS admission to a midnight screening of BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
Summer. Belfast, Ireland, 1970.
9 year-old best friends Mojo and Mickybo don't care if they're from opposite sides of the rising Catholic/Protestant divide. "Thick as two small thieves," they spend their days in hilarious adventures of the imagination, building huts, rolling down hills, teasing the neighborhood adults, and re-enacting scenes from their favorite movie - Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.
But as 'The Troubles' increase, Mojo and Mickybo's idyllic world is threatened, eventually pushing them to take sides in a conflict they can't understand.
This remount of ITC's hit 2009 production reunites original cast members Robert Kauzlaric and Dan Waller, who in addition to playing Mojo and Mickybo, also portray all the unforgettable neighborhood denizens - from local bully Gank and cinema owner Uncle Sidney, to the Old Major who lives in the bonfire, the gossips at the top of the street, and their own troubled parents.
With performances hailed by critics as "comic treasures," "amazingly electric," and "boisterous, touching, and true," Irish Theatre of Chicago is delighted to offer audiences a second chance to see MOJO MICKYBO.