Brideview Drama Talllow have brought five fantastic performances of Brian Friel’s ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’ to audiences in Tallow, Ballymacarbry and Kilworth over the past three weeks.
There are only four more chances to see the excellent production before the team travel the country to compete in the ADCI three-act amateur drama festival circuit.
The bitter-sweet story centres around Gar O’Donnell who has accepted his aunt’s invitation to emigrate and live with her and her husband in Philadelphia in the USA.
Gar will be leaving his quiet, hum-drum life in Ballybeg, Co Donegal and all the memories that go with it.
With a broken heart he will leave behind his true love Kathy Doogan who has gone and married a doctor from Dublin.
He will leave behind his father S B O’Donnell, a strict man of little words who can’t express his feelings to his son.
He will leave behind his friends and the housekeeper Madge, who took on the role of a mother figure for Gar following the death of his own mother.
Gar looks forward to his new life, the freedom, the anonymity, the liberalism and the escape from the memories which hold him hostage in Ballybeg but he craves to capture just a moment of connection with his father before he goes.
Come and see this wonderful production in Tallow Community Centre on Wednesday 20th, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Wednesday 27th at 8.15pm nightly.
Tickets are €12 and booking can be made through Tallow Enterprise Centre on 058-56445 during office hours.