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Philadelphia, Here I Come! - Full Length Play, Comedy

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Brian Friel

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Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573613968

On the eve of his departure for Philadelphia, Gar, an Irishman, with his private thoughts in the form of a humorous doppelganger onstage, observes the life ahead and the provincial existence he is leaving behind.

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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On the eve of his departure for Philadelphia, Gar, an Irishman, with his private thoughts in the form of a humorous doppelganger onstage, observes the life ahead and the provincial existence he is leaving behind. As the housekeeper putters about, his curmudgeonly father again engages in a daring game of checkers and the neighborhood the lads toddle in to have a word of farewell. While he argues with the "public" self, "private" Gar reveals his true fears and aspirations to the audience at-large.

“Of all contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel.” - Peter Brook

“Brian Friel is undoubtedly one of the finest playwrights working in the English language today.” - Daily Telegraph

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9m, 4f

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Brian Friel

Brian Friel (1929-2015) largely considered modern Ireland's leading playwright, was born to a schoolmaster and a postmistress. After working as a teacher in Derry for ten years, he married Anne Morrison and moved to Donegal to begin writing in earnest. His first significant theatrical success was Philadelphia, Here I Come, which debuted to rave reviews at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1964. He ... view full profile

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