Five Reasons “Mojo Mickybo” should be on your Bucket List

By Joseph Blakey '19 | College of Arts and Letters, February 11, 2019 Students

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What if I told you that you could step into the world of Irish wonder and innocence in just a few days?

This week, the Irish Theatre of Chicago presents Mojo Mickybo, a two-person show set in Northern Ireland that you will not want to miss. Over my four years here, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a few of Chicago Irish Theatre’s productions, including The Weir and My Brilliant Divorce, both directed by our very own Siiri Scott. As one of the major acting professors at the University of Notre Dame, Siiri Scott has taught me the importance of vulnerability and empathy in theatre.

These words echo in all of Chicago Irish Theatre’s performances. This theatre company knows what they’re doing and they consistently create great performances that touch on both the human condition and the Irish tradition. But in case you mighty fine lads and ladies need any more convincing why Mojo Mickybo is a must-see that should be on your calendar this February, here are five reasons why I believe you should see this splendid little performance.

  1. This play features two actors in seventeen roles! Don’t you want to see how they do it?
  2. The characters are big fans of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and you should be too.
  3. Irish accents are beautiful and we need to hear more of them in life.
  4. The show has received great reception from various critics, including the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and TimeOut Chicago.
  5. This play helps us use our imaginations and reconnect with the innocence and wonder of childhood.

Disappear into a rolling comic adventure through Belfast, Ireland in the 1970s in which characters Mojo and Mickybo go against the world. Show dates are February 15th and 16th at 7:30 p.m. so get your tickets now!