The Payomet Performing arts center knew there was something missing in their summer line up. Sure they have Judy Collins, Los Lobos, Dave Mason, The Wailers, Graham Nash, Joan Osborne singing songs of Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Suzanne Vega, Aron Neville, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. But there was still a void.
Enter: Cabtivist. Turns out, the only thing missing was the outragous tale of a New York City yellow cab driver. Purchase tickets now before they all sell out.
Wednesday, July 19 @ 8:00 pm
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.
Cabtivist is a funny, pithy social commentary told from behind the wheel of New York's most recognizable cab driver. McDonagh, veteran WBAI personality and host of Radio Free Eireann and Talk Back We and Thee with Malachy McCourt and NY Times reporter Corey Kilgannon, has condensed thirty plus years of activism and observation into an hour and twenty minutes of side splitting comedy and heart-rendering social commentary. From the plight of the NY city homeless to the crazy demands of Upper East Side matrons, McDonagh brings the audience from laughter to tears and back again in the blink of a New York minute.Throw in his tales of brushes with the rich and famous while driving Stephen Fry to a Queens social club and teaching Top Gear's Richard Hammond how to drive a cab, and you have storytelling at it's finest. McDonagh, whose family hails from Pettigo and spends his downtime in Co. Donegal and the Boa Island in Co. Fermanagh, relates the hilarious story of how the Irish peace process cost him his shot at The Amazing Race.
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