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 by Tom Coffey

First produced in 1960, Tom Coffey's play Anyone Could Rob a Bank is a spirited comedy, with a farcical, highly improbable plot. The play is set in the kitchen of Badger Grey’s house and shop, in the town of Ballybawn in rural Ireland. Having read a newspaper account of a failed bank robbery in Dublin, Badger, his brother Jeeren Grey, and his next-door neighbor Windy O’Sullivan fantasize how they might conduct a “successful” heist. Since they had no real intention of engaging in such a crime, imagine their amazement when two days later a robbery, to the exact specifications of these masterminds, is carried out at the local bank in Ballybawn. You won’t believe the mayhem, the accusations, the shenanigans that follow! Adding to the hilarity is a further cast of exaggerated characters: Badger’s hair-brained wife, Sarah; his flirtatious daughter, Noreen; Noreen’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, the local police sergeant; a current house guest, Tony O’Shea; and Badger’s nephew, Mickey--a wannabe champion boxer.

Coffey’s play is articulate. The characters mesh very well, and Coffey has granted them the opportunity to be creative and artistic. This ludicrous but light-hearted tale will grant a respite from your daily grind, and you’ll leave the theatre thinking “that was a good show!”

The play is being directed by seasoned actor and director Julie L. Zebleckis.  Julie has previously directed works for the Gaelic Park Players and for many other local community theater groups.

Performance Dates and Times are:

Fridays: April 12th and 19th at 8:00 pm 

Saturdays: April 13th and 20th at 8:00 pm 

Sundays: April 14th and 21st at 3:00 pm

Tickets are $15. 

In addition to the show, Gaelic Park is an excellent place to enjoy a meal. Join us for Dinner and the Show. Theatre-only tickets are available for $15. On Fridays and Saturdays, the Pub Dinner-Theatre Combo tickets are $35. On Sundays, the Buffet-Theatre Combo tickets with Buffet after the show are priced at $45. Reservations are a must, particularly for the Pub Dinner. Please book no later than 6:30 pm for Friday or Saturday reservations. Call (708)687-9323 to reserve.

Tickets can be purchased online at 

www.ChicagoGaelicPark.org 

or by calling Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323

Gaelic Park is Located at:    6119 W. 147th Street • Oak Forest, IL