Gar O’Donnell spends his last night before making the big move from his hometown in Ireland to Philadelphia.
“…rowdy, frolicsome, and melancholy by turns” (NYT), Philadelphia, Here I Come! brings great lyricism and beauty
to the familiar story of leaving home.
“Brian Friel’s 1964 play…lends fresh life to a stock situation in two ways:
by giving voice to the hero’s alter ego, and by focusing on the power of unarticulated feeling.”
-Michael Billington, The Guardian
“He (Friel) has written a play about an ache, and he has written it so simply and so honestly that the ache itself becomes a warming-fire.”
-Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune
Daniel Leonard, Jackson Mercado, Lucy Avery Brooke*, Terrence Keene*, Hollis Fox, John Fennessy*, John Mulcahy,
Noelle McGrath*, Mike Horan, Albert Dabah, Jack Tynan, Alex Carmine, Brian Reyburn, Jim Cyborowski*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.