February 16th | Philadelphia, Here I Come

One of Brian Friel’s prized plays ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’ (and I can say, this writer’s favourite play), is being staged in The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth by Brideview Drama on this Saturday night (16th) at 8pm sharp.

The play follows a day in the life of Gareth O’Donnell who is heading off to Philadelphia the following morning.  A story of heartbreak, emigration, hopes, dreams, youth and old age, ‘Philadelphia’ is a story relatable to many. 

‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’ is set in the 1960s, an era where feelings are kept under lock and key, where communication between father and son is practically non existent. The American Dream swirls in every young person’s head and we see Gar O’Donnell on his last night at home befor he leaves for Philadelphia.

The stellar cast includes Sean Ahern, Kris Cowming, John Stack, Helen Aherne, Gráinne Barry, Liam Roche, Gavin Hallahan, Emma Walsh, Ted O’Brien, Conor Goulding, John Cullinane and Eoghan Hennessy led by the directing duo of Jack Aherne and Tomas Roche.

Following on from last year’s success with ‘Stolen Child’, Brideview Drama will contest 8 competitions around the country throughout the month of March on the festival circuit. 

Please note – starts 8pm sharp, tickets €12.