Brian Friel's Translations is set in a rural 19th century Irish village facing the arrival of a corps of British military engineers, there to map the area and rename its places. The presence of these outsiders forces the inhabitants to confront a changing and uncertain future, and under this shadow an impossible romance between a soldier and a village girl begins. Garry Hynes directs.
Additional performance Tues. October 10 at 7:30pm.
"Arguably the most penetrating Irish playwright of his generation" - Frank Rich, The New York Times
"Brian Friel has written several beautiful dramas and, with Translations, one authentic masterpiece." - Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune
"A modern classic. It engages the intellect as well as the heart" - Daily Telegraph