VenueLyric Theatre
Other spaces: Danske Bank Stage/Naughton Studio
From6th February 2014
To8th March 2014
WhenTue-Sat 19:45. Thu Mat 13:30. Sat,Sun Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £15.00. To £24.50.
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Philadephia, Here I Come

Philadephia, Here I ComeT0963151498
Gar O'Donnell is torn. Ireland. America. What's the difference? On the face of it, an easy decision - an invitation from Aunt Lizzy to a job and a better life in America free from his humdrum existence in Baile Beag, a place that lives up to its name as 'small town'. He is promised a fresh start in the land of opportunity - a chance to escape the monotony of working in his father's grocery shop, making up two-pound pokes of flour and gutting and salting the fish, not to mention the awkward silences at the dinner table night after night between a father and son who have nothing to say to each other. What else has Gar to stay for? Katie Doogan, the girl who made his heart burst with happiness, has married a richer man with better prospects. Gar dreams of swapping the Aran sweater and the Irish Sweepstakes for drives-ins and Cadillacs, air-conditioning and colour TVs, hamburgers, cokes and blueberry pie in the vast, restless place ?that doesn't give a curse about the past.? And yet, on the eve of his flight to Philadelphia, Gar's inner voice sows the seeds of doubt about leaving behind the only place he has ever called home.
Author Brian Friel

Archive :: production:T0963151498, play:S1836119401, venue:V552

Production details

Danske Bank Stage

Special Performances

  • 4 Mar 14 Captioned
  • 6 Mar 14 Audio Described


Producer Lyric Theatre Belfast
Director Andrew Flynn
Performer Peter Coonan (Gar Public)
Performer Gavin Drea (Gar Private)
Performer Niall Cusack
Performer Stella McCusker
Performer Des McAleer
Performer Marty Maguire
Performer Susan Davey
Performer Dermott Hickson
Performer James McCullagh-Murphy
Performer Terence Keeley
Performer Enda Oates
Performer Marion O'Dwyer

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