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Cast

Madge  ………………………………………….       Maura Farrelly
Garet O’Donnell (Public/Private)…      Derek O’Reilly/Charles McGuinness
S. B. O’Donnell ……………………………..      Ray Hackett
Kate Doogan ………………………………..      Grace Kelly
Senator Doogan……………………………     Jim Williamson
Master Boyle………………………………..      Brian Reilly
Lizzy Sweeney………………………………     Taragh Donohoe 
Con Sweeney    …………………………….     Sean McIntyre
Ben Burton…………………………………..      Joe Mc Manus
Ned………………………………………………       Stephen Grey
Tom……………………………………………..       Ronan Ward
Joe……………………………………………….       Larry O’Halloran
Canon Mick O’Byrne ……………………     Brian Reilly

Crew

Lighting ………………………………………         Philip McIntyre, Barry Nash, Noel Nash
Sound  ………………………………………..         Gus Hanly, Angela McCluskey
Set Design…………………………………...        Philip McIntyre, Noel Nash
Décor   …………………………………………        Sinead O”Reilly, Taragh Donohoe
Stage Manager…………………………….        Taragh Donohoe
Make Up ……………………………………..         Una War

Synopsis of Play

 

Philadelphia Here I Come is a 1964 play written by Brian Friel. It is set in the fictional town of Balltbeg. It centers around Garet(Gar) O’Donnell’s proposed move to America. Gar is portrayed by two characters, Gar Public ( the Gar that people see, talk to and talk about) and Gar Private (the unseen man, the man within, the conscience).  Its’ essentially about exile, the exile of emigration, the exile of emotional disconnect, the exile of choosing security over love and the exile of living fantasy rather than reality. The play is a tragicomedy with many comical scenes.

 
History of Group

 

The Corn Mill Theatre has been competing on the festival circuit since the early 1970’s, initially under the name Carrigallen Community Players. They have won the All Ireland Final in Athlone on the occasions- in 1998 with Belfry by Billy Roche, in 2005 with Stolen Child  by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh and in 2014  with The Dvil’s Ceili by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern.

Sunday March 26th

Corn Mill Theatre Group, Carrigallen Co. Leitrim - (Open)

“Philadelphia Here I Come” By Brian Friel

Director

Killian McGuinness