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A Ride on the Irish Cream

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Members say: Delightful, Funny, Peculiar

About the show

Abrons Arts Center presents the world premiere of a darkly psychedelic story with songs set in a fantastical Michigan backyard on a cold blue river. More…

A live band and original score become the space for the thrills and terrors of a relationship between Reagan, a vainglorious self-made girl, and Irish Cream, her family's pontoon boat/horse. They are in love, but when their relationship is tested by dust ruffles, sex for money, severe T-storms, and a secret cellar, the only way to stay together is to remember all the parts of themselves their bodies tried to forget.


Member Reviews (1)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Funny, Peculiar

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Delightful, Funny, Peculiar

See it if You like kids growing up, young love, the strange, funny songs and the unexpected, or even if you don't. I didn't expect to like it.

Don't see it if You're tight-assed and need logic and a plotline you can easily follow.


January 22nd, 2016
"Apparently, in the whimsical imagination of Ms. Markey, all things are possible. Few, unfortunately, are comprehensible in this peculiar hybrid of rock concert, performance-art piece and quasi-musical...It’s all head-scratchingly obscure, as if Ms. Markey were still a young girl intentionally tr...
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January 22nd, 2016
"If you're hung up on binaries, this may not be the show for you. But if you like feeling discombobulated, yanked around by rousing musical numbers and delighted by the hectically romantic, you should head to Abrons...While some sections move less forcefully than others, for the most part the sho...
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January 22nd, 2016
"Warning: Erin Markey’s 'A Ride on the Irish Cream' is weird. Sometimes it’s weird-great, and sometimes it’s weird-WTF? Still, this mystifying sort-of-musical at least exists in its own warped universe...But just when you start to feel frustrated, Markey and music director-guitarist Emily Bate un...
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January 22nd, 2016
"This entertaining romp through Markey's childhood has been extended, and that's good news...The musical, featuring a first-rate band led by Emily Bate, belongs to Erin Markey...When you see her face encased in pantyhose, 'control top smooshed faces' remembering a childhood prank with her sister,...
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