instagram pinterest linkedin facebook twitter goodreads

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