Ruth Leon recommends… Angela’s Ashes: The Musical – Irish RepRuth Leon recommends
Angela’s Ashes: The Musical – Irish Rep
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September 9-22 at 7pm (ET) is the live stream and then on demand
Frank McCourt’s memoir of his escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, and bullying schoolmasters; money-lenders, dancing-teachers, and charity workers, culminating in his escape from grinding poverty to the redemption of a new life in America, is now a musical.
Angela’s Ashes was a literary sensation when it was published in 1996. The book climbed quickly to the top of the bestseller lists and remained there for nearly three years, selling 4 million copies in hardback alone. Since then, the memoir has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has become a phenomenon continuing to attract a global readership.
Now, New York’s Irish Rep presents Angela’s Ashes: The Musical. This is a remarkable story, told with rare lyricism and McCourt’s warm inimitable sense of humour.