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Translations Begins Performances at Studio Theatre

Matt Torney helms the play by Brian Friel.

The cast of Brian Friel's Translations, directed by Matt Torney, at Studio Theatre.
(© Teddy Wolff)

Translations begins performances tonight at Studio Theatre.

Matt Torney directs Brian Friel's play, described as follows: "It is 1833, and change is coming to rural County Donegal: While a hodgepodge group gather at an Irish-language hedge school to study classics of Greek and Latin literature, British army engineers arrive to map the country, draw new borders, and translate local place names into the King's English. Languages and histories collide, kindling romance and inciting violence.''

Featured in the cast are Martin Giles as Jimmy Jack, Cary Donaldson as Yolland, Molly Carden as Maire, Matthew Aldwin Mcgee as Manus, Erin Gann as Owen, Bradley Armacost as Hugh, Megan Graves as Sarah, Joe Mallon as Doalty, Jeff Keogh as Lancey, and Caroline Dubberly as Bridget.

The creative team for Translations includes Deb Booth (set design), Wade Laboissoniere (costume design), Keith Parham (lighting design), and Palmer Heffernan (sound design). Adrien-Alice Hansel is the dramaturg, Allie Roy the stage manager, Manna Symone Middlebrooks the assistant director), and Nancy Krebs the dialect coach.

Performances continue through April 22.

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