Tom Dudzick

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Over the Pub

After breaking box office records all over the U.S., "Over the Tavern," the beloved American hit comedy about a Polish family in 1959 Buffalo, has been lovingly transformed to an Irish family in Cork City, Ireland. Keeping all the charm, laughs and love of the original intact, playwright Tom Dudzick introduces us to the Murphy family, with Ellen, the Mom, trying to maintain a bit of normalcy in her cramped, boisterous Irish-Catholic household over the family pub. With her hot-headed husband and four rambunctious children, Ellen has her hands full. But when 12-year-old Tommy locks horns with a ruler-wielding Nun and announces that, instead of being confirmed, he’d rather shop around for a more “fun” religion, all hell breaks loose. A warm and hilarious look at family, growing up, and God.

“Grabbed the attention of Cork theatergoers... full houses and standing ovations nightly... broke the Cork Arts Theatre’s box office record.”
...Flor Dullea, “Southern Star”

“This engaging family saga returns following a sold-out run last year. It is the little dramas, played out in a credible domestic setting, that add up to a thumping good yarn.”
... Colette Sheridan, Evening Echo

The Plays

Two new one-act plays featuring the Pazinski Family and Sister Clarissa!
The Irish Adaptation of "Over the Tavern"
Hilarious and heartfelt conflict over a “miracle” in the family barbershop. “Best comedy of the year in Connecticut. You have to see it to believe it.” ...John Georgette, Jr.,
An hilarious and touching depiction of 1959 Americana. “Absolutely enchanting... a little bit of heaven!”
-Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune
The Pazinski clan ten years later, embroiled in the turbulent 60’s. “This is a ‘Moon’ that winces with pain and winks with joy.”
-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“Over the Tavern’s” final chapter takes place in the bar room almost a decade later, during the infamous Blizzard of ’77, and masterfully completes the Pazinski saga.
“Exhilarating, profound: what ineffective little adjectives to describe 'Greetings!'"
-J.R. South, Albany Times-Union
An hilarious look at religious fundamentalism!
A backstage comedy about a greenhorn Buffalo playwright swept up in the whirlwind of Broadway!
One-Act Comedy
A riotous road trip back to the old neighborhood.
Fine Art Print
Classic comics from films' golden age have their own last supper -- da Vinci style!

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