Philadelphia, Here I Come!

By Brian Friel

Directed by Robert Shaw-Smith.

Thank you for an outstanding turnout!

In September 2014, Arís Theatre celebrated the 50th anniversary of this now classic play!

In Friel's fictional Ballybeg in Donegal, the night before he is to leave Ireland forever and emigrate to America, Gar O'Donnell's lifeflashes before him as he contemplates what he will leave behind: his friends, his lost love, Katie, his beloved housekeeper, Madge, and his distant and aging father, S.B. 'Screwballs' O'Donnell.

Philadelphia, Here I Come! gave Brian Friel his first Tony Award nomination. Now 50 years on, it still does not fail to leave you laughing and crying.

Kyle Brumley as Gar (Private). Benjamin Davis as Gar (Public). Theo Harness as S.B.
Cast & Crew

Theo Harness *
Kyle Brumley
Benjamin Davis
Lynne Ashe
Kyle Crew
Rial Ellsworth
Stephanie Friedman
Trevor Goble
Peter Hardy
Brandon Patrick
Chris Rushing
Mary Saville
Stuart Schleuse
Evan Weisman

*denotes member of Actors Equity Association

Robert Shaw-Smith, Director
Jim Walsh, Stage Manager
Danyale Taylor, Set Design
Harley Gould, Lighting Design
Margi Reed, Costume Design
Emily Arvidson, ASM & Props

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Deirdre & Irial Finan

This production was made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Irish Government’s Emigrant Support Programme (ESP).