Castleblayney Players present “Philadelphia, Here I Come!” by Brian Friel.

Castleblayney Players present “Philadelphia, Here I Come!” by Brian Friel.

Castleblayney Players

Castleblayney Players once more present classic Irish masterpiece by Friel. The show will take place on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February at 8pm in ĺontas Theatre, Castleblayney.

The play has been one of Friel’s most popular since it was first produced in 1964. Brian Friel ingeniously tells the story of Gar, who is depicted by Gar ‘Public’ (Pat Kerley) and Gar ‘Private’ (Shane Cumiskey), as both sides of his conscience grapple with his emotions. This play is, at times, hilariously funny; other times it is poignant with deep emotion.

Gar has announced that he is leaving Ireland to get work in America. Excited though he is about the prospect of a new life away from a domineering but uncommunicative father, his doubts about leaving his home town emerge on the night before he leaves. Should he stay and work in the family shop? Can he offer a financially secure life to Kate, the love of his life?

Castleblayney Players presented this play as their first production in 1991. They are delighted to have some of the older hands still treading the boards as well as giving a chance to our younger members to bring their talent to new audiences. 

For more information, please visit website or call 042 975 3400 

Tickets can be obtained in Íontas Centre, Conabury Hill, Castleblayney or by following the link below:


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