A fresh and surprising musical anchored inside the memory of a Michigan backyard on the bank of the Kawkawlin River, A Ride On The Irish Cream rushes forth from the mind of celebrated cabaret and performance artist Erin Markey. A live band and swath of carpet become the space for the thrills and terrors of a relationship between Reagan (Markey), a vainglorious self-made girl, and Irish Cream (Becca Blackwell), her family’s pontoon boat/horse.
The music in A Ride on the Irish Cream is “accessible, often punchy pop-rock” (New York Times), whose “soaring musical numbers” (Artforum) are “startlingly gorgeous, and packed with heavenly harmonies” (New York Post).
Written and Created by Erin Markey
Music by Erin Markey, Emily Bate and Kenny Mellman
Lyrics by Erin Markey
Directed by Jordan Fein
Music Direction and Vocal Arrangements by Emily Bate
Performed by Becca Blackwell, Erin Markey, Ian Axness, Chenda Cope, Mike Marcinowski and Emily Bate