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TRANSLATIONS

Ended 1 Apr 2007 after 2 months

The Broadway revival of Brian Friel's tender, sad and funny play is nothing short of glorious.

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Closed 1 Apr 2007

Brian Friel's masterwork explores the power of language to unite and divide people in a time of cultural imperialism.

In 19th century rural Ireland, a young British officer leads an expedition to survey the landscape and convert the Irish names of age-old landmarks to the King’s English. His struggle to communicate with the Gaelic-speaking villagers reveals a culture far richer, and a people far more dedicated to defending their identity, than he expected.

In 1981, MTC produced the American premiere of Brian Friel's masterpiece Translations. Twenty-five years later, the themes of this play are as timely as ever. Clashing cultures and tragedies of miscommunication unfold in Friel's invented Irish county of Ballybeg, a lace he has explored in his plays Dancing at Lughnasa, Aristocrats and Molly Sweeney.  Poignant and moving, Translations depicts the power of language to unite and divide people in a time of cultural imperialism. The co-production with McCarter Theatre Center (Jeff Woodward, Managing Director; Emily Mann, Artistic Director) will be directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (Beauty Queen of Leenane).

Dates
Previews from : 4th January 2007
Opened : 25th January 2007
Limited engagement until : 1st April 2007

Audience:  Translations may be inappropriate for children aged 12 and under.  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Biltmore Theater.

Run time:  TBA

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 2 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -



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Dates

Opening night: 4 January 2007

Closing night: 1 April 2007

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