Irish Repertory Theatre presents this world premiere solo piece, which offers a comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a New York City yellow taxi. Written and performed by John McDonagh. More…
John McDonagh, veteran radio host, has condensed thirty-plus years of activism, reality show antics and observation into a love song to the city that never sleeps. From the plight of the NYC homeless to the crazy demands of Upper East Side matrons, McDonagh moves from the comedic to the heartfelt and back again faster than the apparition of umbrella dealers on a rainy day. Throw in his tales of brushes with the rich and famous such as driving Stephen Fry to a Queens social club and teaching Top Gear’s Richard Hammond how to drive a cab, and you have an evening of classic Irish storytelling.
See it if Nonfiction storytelling of the author’s experiences. Colorful NY culture and history. Some sadness: “What has happened to my city?”
Don't see it if You are looking for more drama, sophistication, or meaning. Glorifies surviving a bygone underside of NY.
See it if John McDonagh's life as a cab driver/social activist leans more towards stand-up than fleshed out show Still very humorous & often touching
Don't see it if O’Reilly's 'light touch' direction works well w/material. McDonagh's more comfortable with one-liners than character but charms nonetheless
See it if you enjoy true biographical presentations performed by writer, NY history from the 60's til now, cab driver experiences
Don't see it if rambling personal stories are not your thing, occasional self-aggrandizement bothers you
See it if An engaging show about a man who has driven a cab in NYC for 35 years. Really illuminated what that life is like. Many stories. Fun show.
Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows. If you have no interest in learning about the life of a cabbie. No interest in New York or it’s history.
See it if you enjoy witty stories from a taxi driver who's been around (literally). He's very entertaining and has an appealing personality.
Don't see it if you are a Republican or don't like political jokes of any kind. In the latter half of the show, he gets really political.
See it if You like solo autobiographical shows, nicely told NYC stories, engaging performer. It's short, interesting and fun.
Don't see it if Stories of Irish-Catholic, liberal NYC cabbie don't appeal, don't enjoy cultural references or the last few decades.
See it if You like one man shows. A wonderful compilation of cabbie stories, delivered in a highly entertaining way. Love to learn.
Don't see it if You don't like one man shows. You want a narrative rather than anecdotes. Want a big production.
See it if A great solo show written and preformed by John McDonagh who was a cab driver in NY for 35 years. A delightful and fun show. See it!
Don't see it if Do not see this if you only like musicals , and traditional dramas .
See it if For me the jokes were pretty stale until about 1/2way thru when he talked about his adventures as celebrity-cabbie.
Don't see it if The actual cab stories weren't that interesting. Delivery flat like he's getting bored w/his own show.
See it if enjoy one man show about a 35 year journey of a NYC cab driver. very interesting stories
Don't see it if don't like one man shows or intimate small theater spaces
See it if you enjoy one person shows. A very interesting life and his stories of meeting the people of New York.
Don't see it if you need a beginning, middle and end of a story.
See it if You are entertained by true life stories of NYC. Funny and interesting, this was a great show.
Don't see it if Aren’t into one-person shows.