Why See Translations?
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).
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
|Matinee||-||-||2 pm||-||-||2 pm||2 pm|
|Evening||-||8 pm||8 pm||8 pm||8 pm||8 pm||-|
Opening night: 4 January 2007
Spread the word!
Keep up to date!
Straight to your inbox
Please note: The term Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and/or Translations as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and/or Translations and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and/or Translations and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.