Flanagan's Wake

Frankie Kong Productions

Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Professional Theatre

Created By: Amy Binns-Calvey, Geoff Binns-Calvey, Jimmy Binns, Jack Bronis, Mark Czoske, Phil Lusardi, Pat Musker, and Bonnie Shadrake

January 5 - April 27, 2024

Show Description:

Flanagan's Wake.....we put the FUN in funeral.

Flanagan's Wake is one of the longest running shows in Cleveland theater history. It is an audience interactive improv comedy show where the audience dictates the direction of the story. 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." Once you have arrived in Grapplin, you'll pay your respects to glowering Mother Flanagan and to poor grieving fiancée, Fiona Finn. Listen to a eulogy written by County Sligo's best known writer, Mickey Finn, and tip a pint with Brian Ballybunion, himself a weaver of tales. You can cross yourself with the blessings from St. Gregory's parish priest, Father Damon Fitzgerald, or cross your fingers that local pagan Kathleen Mooney doesn't cast a spell on you. Mayor Martin O'Doul will preside over the proceedings with an iron hand (and a parched throat).

Staff and Cast




8pm Fridays (no performance 2/16)
8pm Saturdays (no performance 2/17)



(216) 241-6000

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Health and Safety Guidelines

There are no health and safety guidelines listed for this production.

Content Advisories

Please no children under 12 years old.


Kennedy's Theatre at Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115