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Translations by Brian Friel


What do you do when you don't speak the language?

Friday, September 28, 2018, at 7.30 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 7.30 pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018, at 2 pm
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7.30 pm
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7.30 pm

Derry Opera House

It is 1833, and change is coming to rural County Donegal, Ireland. A tight-knit group of neighbors gathers regularly at an Irish-language hedge school to study classics of Greek and Latin literature.  A prodigal son of their own returns from Dublin with two British army engineers who have been tasked with mapping the country, drawing new borders, and translating local place names into the King’s English. Languages and histories collide, kindling romance and inciting violence. A modern classic from an Irish master, Translations explores the relationship between how we speak, who we are, and whom we love.

Translations by Brian Friel

Directed by Matt Cahoon
Lighting Design by Tayva Young
Dialect Coach... Aimee Blesing

Manus…Andrew Codispoti
Sarah… Emma Cahoon
Jimmy Jack… Paul Strand
Maire… Emily Karel
Doalty… Mark Marshall
Bridget… Carey Cahoon
Hugh… Peter Josephson
Owen… Sven Wiberg
Captain Lancey… Chris Savage
Lieutenant Yolland… Jimmy Stewart

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Photos by Matthew Lomanno