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Maureen Langan - Daughter of a Garbageman

At Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

August 6 & 7

Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

General Admission Seating

RUN TIME  1 Hour and 30 Minutes. No intermission.


Maureen Langan comes to Nantucket fresh from a six month run of Daughter of a Garbageman in San Francisco and Berkeley, where it was hailed as a "one-woman tour-de-force... jam-packed with moments to be relished and remembered”

Daughter of a Garbageman is a tale of Maureen’s 1970’s upbringing in New Jersey in which her Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a retired New York City sanitation worker, told her to work hard, get educated and life would reward her.

NOT TRUE!  Life is rewarding reality stars.  How do you tell a girl to read and write when Kim Kardashian gets a book deal?  When a sex tape leads to fame and fortune?  When the star of the Apprentice becomes the president?

WHO IS TO BLAME?  Our parents?  America?  Maureen introduces us to the people who shaped her with values that, by today's standards, seem puritanical. Maureen taps into the hearts and frustrations of hard-working people everywhere who sarcastically wonder, if they, too, were raised wrong!

Daughter of a Garbageman is directed by David Ford.   Ford is one of the nation's leading directors of solo theater, having collaborated with artists for over three decades. The SF Chronicle calls him “The dean of solo performance.” Ford is a resident artist at The Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley.

"She has something to say about family relationships, self-acceptance and American culture and is willing to be completely honest without sacrificing her killer sense of humor." - SF Examiner

'Langan is a natural comedienne who you like so much you can't wait to hear more. G'head, just talk. Tell us about the Kardashians, your dad, your mom, anything, fine. Just don't stop." - SFTheaterBlog



Maureen Langan is a journalist turned standup comic and talk show host. She has performed on Broadway with Rosie O’Donnell and opened for Steven Wright, Dennis Miller, Joy Behar and Gladys Knight. She’s been featured on HBO, Gotham Live, and Comics Unleashed. She’s performed at festivals in Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK.  DAUGHTER OF GARBAGEMAN made its international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Maureen was an award-winning reporter and documentary producer for PBS. She created and hosted Bloomberg TV & Radio’s entertainment programming and was named Best Female Commentator by the Newswomen’s Club of NYC.  She has sat down with the great George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller and many others, including some who are still alive.

Maureen grew up in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, where there is no lake. Her desire to live in a style to which she had never been accustomed led her to attend Montclair State University to study Communications and English. At the time, she believed education was the path to success.   She has since come to her senses.

Maureen splits her time between New York City and San Francisco. Her talk show, Hanging with Langan, can be heard on KGO Radio in San Francisco.