John McDonagh is honored & excited to announce that The Irish Repertory Theatre will be producing a 6 week run of Off the Meter, On the Record. 

written and performed by John McDonagh
directed by Ciaran O’Reilly 

October 6 – November 5, 2017


General Admission: $50


Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission

The kind of sharp, smart-mouthed New York flair normally found only in movies...think Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy, or Jerry Seinfeld back in the good old days.
— Taylor Black, theasy.com
McDonagh has an incisive wit, is keenly observant and has never lost his sense of wonder at the aberrations of the human race. The man is a superb story teller never lacking in humor.
— Malachy McCourt, Actor, Activist, author of A Monk Swimming.
John’s NYC is the one you wished you got to live in. Lucky us - we get to experience it vicariously through him. Funny and poignant as hell. Check it out
— Melissa Plaut, author of Hack
These are hilarious taxi tales, sardonic, seen it all, and sweet, told by a master storyteller and political prankster whose mind moves faster than a New York meter.
— Janet Coleman

After thirty-five years of driving a yellow cab around New York City, John McDonagh has more than enough material for a one man play. 

A comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a New York City yellow taxi, Off The Meter is a pithy social commentary from New York’s most recognizable cab driver about life spent behind the wheel.  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 brings the audience from laughter to tears 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 Irish storytelling at its best.


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