See Who's Starring in Philadelphia, Here I Come at Irish Rep Off-Broadway | Playbill

Off-Broadway News See Who's Starring in Philadelphia, Here I Come at Irish Rep Off-Broadway

The production is part of the Off-Broadway company's Friel Project, presenting three of playwright Brian Friel's plays set in the fictional Ballybeg.

Peter Cormican, Terry Donnely, Patrick Fitzgerald, and Deirdre Madigan

Irish Repertory Theatre has revealed casting for their upcoming run of Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come, the third in their Friel Project series. The project sees the Off-Broadway company presenting three of Friel's plays, all set in the fictional Irish town of Ballybeg. 

Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, the production will run March 16-May 5 at the Off-Broadway company, with opening night set for March 24.

Set to star are Peter Cormican (The Dead, 1904), Terry Donnelly (Two By Synge), Patrick Fitzgerald (Rebel in the Soul), Deirdre Madigan (Coal Country), David McElwee (A Man for All Seasons), Clare O’Malley (Pumpgirl), Ciarán O’Reilly (Juno and the Paycock), Tim Palmer (The Land of Promises), James Russell (A Touch of the Poet), A.J. Shively (A Man of No Importance), Emmet Smith (A Distinct Society), and John C. Vennema (A Touch of the Poet).

Philadelphia, Here I Come! was Friel’s first major success, premiering in 1964 at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin, and transferring to Broadway two years later. Set in 1962, the bittersweet comedy revolves around the young Gar O’Donnell on the eve of his departure from Ireland to America.

The upcoming production will feature scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by Orla Long, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, sound design and original music by Ryan Rumery and M. Florian Staab, and properties by Nicole Rozanski. April Ann Kline is the production stage manager and Jade Doina is the stage manager.


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