6/15/2011 11:02:00 PM
This Sunday, I had the opportunity to swing by the latest show at the Lyric Stage, According to Tip. Although I'm not a Boston native, hearing behind the scenes stories from former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neal's life was a fascinating reminder of how politics really work, and how too few stay true to their beliefs.
Emmy award winning writer and commentator Dick Flavin shows off his versatility in this one man show, by moving from humorous anecdote, to poignant story, and back to lighthearted song with ease. Definitely an entertaining, and thought provoking performance--worth checking out!
And here's a little bit more about the show:
Longtime Boston commentator Dick Flavin wrote and stars in this award-winning solo show based on the legendary life of Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill. Sprinkled with humor and even a little bit o' Irish music, According to Tip tells the story of the liberal Democrat's rise from Cambridge's Old Dublin neighborhood to the House of Representatives, where he colorfully served as speaker during the Ford, Carter and Reagan presidencies. Presented by Paul T. Boghosian/Harborside Films June 9 through July 3 at The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Back Bay Boston. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.
PHOTO CREDIT: ROBERT PUSHKAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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