8pm (2.30pm matinee on Saturdays)
This classic play by Ireland’s most lauded playwright will be the first major dramatic presentation for live audiences in Cork since the easing of restrictions.
Premiered in 1964, Philadelphia, Here I Come! is regarded as Brian Friel’s first masterpiece. He would go on to write such legendary titles as Translations, Dancing at Lughnassa and Faith Healer.
Disillusioned with his dreary existence in suffocating 1960s Ireland, young Gar O’Donnell decides to emigrate to America and live with his Aunt Lizzy in Philadelphia.
Over the course of his final day and night Gar wrestles with the wrenching pain of leaving while wondering if he can completely re-invent himself in America.
Poignant, funny and brilliantly theatrical, Philadelphia, Here I Come! is not to be missed.
Featuring: Alex Murphy (Conor in THE YOUNG OFFENDERS), Catherine Walsh, Seamus O’Rourke, Fionula Linehan and Michael Sands with additional cast members to be announced.
Directed by Geoff Gould
Set design by Sabine Dargent, costume design by Liv Monaghan, lighting design by Paul Denby and sound design by Cormac O’Connor.
*Tickets may be subject to booking fees.
Due to government restrictions, we are currently welcoming an audience of 60% capacity for this performance. Should restrictions ease we look forward to increasing our audience capacity accordingly.
For your safety and that of those around you we are operating a pod booking system where all seats next to each other will be booked as one unit.
Please note to attend this event a valid Digital Covid Cert or Covid Recovery Cert will be required.