Blather, Blarney & Balderdash

Friday, March 15, 2019 to Saturday, March 16, 2019
Doug Mitchell Memorial Theatre

It's the story of how three leprechauns use three tales from Irish folklore to teach the hero how to tell stories and win the heart of the girl of his dreams. Three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk and fairy tales collide in raucous laughter when a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O'Grady learn to tell a story and win the hand of his one true love. Assisted by the wee folk of Ireland, Blather, Blarney and Balderdash enact "The Hunchback of Knockgrafton," in which a simple man's gentle nature wins him an unexpected prize and a cruel counterpart learns that it's not a good idea to mess with little people. In "The Griffin's Feather," young Aidan bravely encounters a sneezing girl, a frenzied farmer and a bombastic boatman before snatching three feathers from a hen-pecked gryphon in order to cure a sleeping beauty. In "The Bird, the Mouse and the Cricket," a courageous lass and three magical animals risk their necks to help a sour prince regain his lost laughter. At last, the shy Fin discovers that a story is a treasure that increases the more you share it.