Carlow Little Theatre Society return to the stage at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre this coming October, with their production of Brian Friel's 'Translations', which will be directed by Paddy Behan.
𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐒 𝐀𝐓 𝟖𝐏𝐌, 𝐓𝐇𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟐𝟎𝐓𝐇 - 𝐒𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟐𝟐𝐍𝐃 𝐎𝐂𝐓𝐎𝐁𝐄𝐑 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
Set in the Donegal Village of Baile Beag (Ballybeg) in August 1833, 'Translations' examines the fractious relationship between people and nations through the lens of a wide range of issues, stretching from language and communication to Irish history and cultural imperialism.
The play is centred around a rural hedge-school at a moment of historical transition, where classes conducted in Irish are soon to be replaced by a national education system in which English is the official language. At the same time, British soldiers are engaged in an ordnance survey involving the anglicisation of Irish place names.
Brian Friel's celebrated work explores these radical changes and reveals the unexpectedly far-reaching personal and cultural effects of these actions, which at first-sight seem purely administrative and harmless.
'Translations' is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
Manus: Richard Duffy
Sarah: Caitlin Keeley
Jimmy Jack: Paul McManus
Maire: Emer Peet
Doalty: Paddy O’Byrne
Bridget: Siobhan Roche
Hugh: Rory Moran
Owen: Shane Whoriskey
Captain Lancey: Paul Dunne
Lieutenant Yolland: Julien Jully