Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"Finnegan's Farewell" To Be Presented By The Way Off Broadway Players

Cast of Finnegan's Farewell include, sitting, Amy Wicker (Baldwin), Betty Skelton (River Falls), Suzie Helgeson, (Baldwin) and Amber Thompson (Woodville). First row: Troy Bowen (Boyceville), Tori Thompson (Woodville) and Cindy McManus (Elmwood). Second row: Jill Faber (Knapp), Jack Mielke (Woodville), Theresa Bowen (Boyceville), Ben Perlick (Baldwin) and Sheryl Kendall (Elmwood). Back row: Michael Leitch (River Falls), Joe Clendenen (Baldwin) and Debra Bowen (Elmwood). Missing from the picture are Annette Colton (Baldwin), Tammy Bowen (Boyceville) and Char Merritt (Baldwin).

Mark your calendar! The Way Off Broadway Players announces their upcoming production of "Finnegan's Farewell" produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. on October 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m. and October 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Baldwin American Legion.

"Finnegan's Farewell" is an interactive comedy dinner show featuring you, the audience, who have come to pay your last respects to Patrick (Paddy) James Finnegan, a mailman who won 2.2 million dollars playing the slots at Turtle Lake Casino and then promptly dropped dead. As Sister Theresa presides over the funeral service, the audience is invited to eat, drink and be merry at an authentic Irish American wake, complete with eulogies, traditional Irish sing a-longs and a missing corpse.

"Finnegan's Farewell" was conceived by Kevin Alexander co-creator of the hilarious "Tony and Tina's Wedding." This production is directed by Terry Bowen of River Falls and Lori Leitch of River Falls. It has a large cast representing the Baldwin and Woodville area as well as other surrounding communities.

Come join your friends and neighbors and the Finnegan clan as they eat, sing, laugh, cry, feud and celebrate the life of Patrick Finnegan. There will be no walk in seating for this production. Tickets are $16.00 for the dinner and show. Advance purchase reservations only by October 13.
Call Nancy at 684-5904 or (651)343-4631 to make your reservation.