Former Bailiwick Repertory Artistic Director David Zak ( who is currently producing artistic director of Pride Films and Plays ) will make his London directorial debut with The Irish Curse, a play about five men's problem with body image.
The Irish Curse had its world premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival with a sold-out run in 2005, garnering rave reviews and winning the Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwrighting. This comedy tackles the male obsession with body image, masculinity and sex.
Does size matter? It does for the five guys ( including a gay cop ) in Father Shaunessey's self-help group, held weekly in a church basement in Brooklyn Heights. All afflicted by the "Irish Curse," they meet weekly to gossip, fight, moan and share.
The production will run Oct. 4-20 at London's Above the Stag Theatre.