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‘For the Love of Being Irish’ will premiere on July 17 at Madden Theatre


Irish comedian and author Conor Cunneen will appear in the world premiere of his one-man show in July and, no matter how you look at it, the performance is set just two months short of half way to St. Patrick’s Day.

West Suburban Irish, Inc., with its home in Naperville, presents the stand-up Irishman Cunneen and his charming wit in “For the Love of Being Irish” at 7:30PM Tues., July 17, in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

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The evening promises “inspirational humor, history, Blarney and BS (Brilliant Stories) that will put a spring in your step, a beat in your heart, and a smile on your face.”

For years, Cunneen has been a man about town presenting his gift of gab with an Irish brogue as a featured speaker at local service clubs and other organizations. His credits include that he was the recipient of the Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year and is one of only 63 people in Toastmasters history to achieve the accolade of “Accredited Speaker.” With self-proclaimed powerful prose and imaginative illustrations, Cunneen likes to say his audiences “laugh and learn through lyrical limericks.”

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information and/or advance tickets, visit www.wsirish.org.

One more thing, this performance is a fundraiser for the West Suburban Irish,the group that  organizes the  Naperville’s St. Patrick’s Parade every March and WSI Quiz Nights at Quigley’s on the first Tuesday of every month except July and September. Cunneen is sharing his humor during the performance, just for the fun of it, to assist the WSI in its charitable endeavors.

Then think dinner and the show. May we suggest Quigley’s Irish Pub on Jefferson, just around the corner from the North Central College Fine Arts Center?

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