The Wake

We're counting the days 'til the Irish Classical Theatre Company's annual fundraiser, The Wake, on Friday, February 24 from 7-10:30PM at The Atrium at Rich's, 1 Robert Rich Way, Buffalo.

The Wake, ICTC's Party To Die For, will honor the life and times of our fictitious friend Carrie DeKoffin, a much married star of stage and screen. The curtain came down for the final time for Carrie when she lost control of her motorcycle on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. Her passenger, "close friend" and part-time fitness instructor Dean Hastings, 24, was not seriously injured. Carrie's age was a well -kept secret, but the tabloids estimate it, kindly, at 67. ICTC will celebrate her life, her quick wit, joie de vivre and capacity for bourbon at The Wake 2017.

Rousing Celtic music will rock the house courtesy of Poor Ould Goat and Penny Whiskey.  A zany cast of characters playing the family and friends of this year's "dearly departed" will mingle with the assembled "mourners," regaling them with stories of Carrie's life and times.  The McCarthy School of Irish Dance will provide terpsichorean revelry, and fun and surprises will abound.

Mourners can take their minds off their sorrow by participating in The Estate Sale (Basket Raffle); the all-new Guiness Toss, a traditional Irish game of skill; the Irish Sweepstakes (Split Club); and the Magners Mourning Station (photo booth) to memorialize their feigned grief.

Your ticket to The Wake includes all the Guinness; Smithwicks Red Ale; Magners Irish Cider and Wine, courtesy of Premier, you'd like plus plenty of fabulous food and continuous entertainment. High-spirited dancing and carrying on will not only be allowed but actively encouraged.

Tickets required. Tears optional.   Tickets are just $60 each; but, they will be $65 at the door.  Click here for tickets or call 853-ICTC.

Proceeds of The Wake 2017benefit the Irish Classical Theatre Company, 625 Main Street, Buffalo.

Interested in being a sponsor for this event?

You'll be in good company with Guinness. Check out our Event Sponsorship Levels and Benefits or contact Denise Ambrusko-Maida at or 716.853.1380, ext. 106 for more information.

Carrie DeKoffin

Thank You to The Wake 2017 Sponsors

Sponsored by Guinness


Entertainment Sponsor

Dreamcatcher Foundation


Immediate Family



Rigidized Metals



Extended Family





Presenting our 2016 - 2017 Season

Subscribe, Renew or Become a Member

  • Your Membership or Subscription earns you up to $700 in savings and benefits. Save up to $320 off single ticket prices.
  • FREE ticket exchange once during the run of each show - a $25 value.*
  • Your high school student may accompany you FREE OF CHARGE to any or all ICTC productions - a value of up to $100.*+
  • Discounted tickets to any or all ICTC shows, up to 4 per show, at just $33 each - a savings of $114.*
  • Discounted tickets (up to 4) to The Wake - a savings of $40. Open Rehearsal invitation, 1 per show - PRICELESS.

*Sorry, offer not good for Amadeus at Kleinhans Music Hall     +Not all shows may be suitable for students of high school age. Parental discretion advised.

Supported by Erie County
Season Sponsor, M&T Bank
Irish Classical Theatre logo
Made possible with funds by the City of Buffalo