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“Daughter of a Garbageman” is a tale of Maureen Langan’s 1970’s upbringing in New Jersey. Her Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a New York City sanitation worker, told her to work hard, get educated and life would reward her.
Maureen Langan is a journalist turned standup comic and talk show host. Maureen has performed on Broadway with Rosie O’Donnell and has opened for Steven Wright, Dennis Miller, Joy Behar and Gladys Knight. She’s been featured on HBO, Gotham Live, Comics Unleashed, CBS, FOX, and HLN. She’s performed at festivals in Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK. Daughter of a Garbageman completed a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August.
Marsh Theater, SF. Thursdays and Saturdays – EXTENDED to May 13. Tickets
San Jose sculptor Harry Powers was one of the San Jose-Dublin Sister City program’s Spirit of Ireland award recipients in 2015. Back in 2009 the artist and San Jose State University Professor Emeritus Powers was commissioned to create a thematic award for the sister city union. He said of his award sculpture, an undulating ribbon of bronze, “Of course, it goes back to James Joyce and ‘river run’ in the first and last lines of ‘Finnegans Wake,’. There’s a river through the middle of San Jose and a river through the middle of Dublin, so I seized on that as a sister-city piece.”
Check out more on the story behind the sculpture in this YouTube clip, and visit Harry Powers website
The San Jose-Dublin Sister City program’s Spirit of Ireland Awards are presented annually to individuals or companies whose accomplishments have exemplified the relationship between San Jose in Silicon Valley and Dublin, Ireland.