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Venue:
Biltmore Theater

Address:
261 West 47th Street

Length:
TBA

Opened:
January 25, 2007

Category:
Broadway Play

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IT’S ALL IN THE LANGUAGE!

This show about communication opened in January of 2007 under the direction of the Manhattan Theater Club at the Biltmore Theatre. The play was written by Tony award-winning Irish playwright Brian Friel in 1980 and originally premiered in New York in the early eighties. Friel has said that Translations is “a play about language and only about language.” It is set in a small fictional village in 19th century Ireland and deals with such hard hitting issues as communication and cultural identity.

This moving drama takes place in the village of Ballybeg in the summer of 1833. It is during a time when Britain holds much power over Ireland and the crown is trying to impose the use of English among the Gaelic speaking Irish. Britain is about to implement an English language national school system, and as one can imagine this is a time of confusion and resistance for the native people. Many of them have little experience outside of the village and they are not about to welcome this enforced change. The theme throughout the play demonstrates the struggle between the two cultures. It is a crucial time and the audience can see how miscommunication can lead to many problems.

The story is simple and easy to understand especially if you break it down into basics. It is a tale about the importance of language and what it means to each individual. Translations sends a timely and universal message about how outsiders can invade a culture they know nothing about and wreak havoc on a nation. Throughout history people have lost their identity as a whole because a stronger more dominate people have come in and imposed their culture and ideas on them. This production is a powerful demonstration of how language can either bring a people together or tear them apart.

The cast includes David Costabile and Geraldine Hughes. Ms. Hughes has recently starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in the 2006 big screen release of Rocky Balboa. The production is scheduled to run for the 2006/2007 Broadway season.

Translations tickets are selling on average for around fifty dollars with premium seats selling close to ninety dollars. The Biltmore Theater has a seating capacity of 5,200 and averages a sell out of 4,500 seats per show time. For more Translations tickets information click the link below.

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Show Times

Matinee:
Wed & Sat & Sun 2pm

Evening:
Tues - Sat 8pm

Directions

Take the A, C ,E trains to 42nd Street & 8th Avenue.

Take the B, D, F, Q trains to 47-50 Streets & 6th Avenue.

Take the N, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 trainsto 42nd Street & Times Square.

Cast

Niall Buggy
David Costabile
Alan Cox
Dermot Crowley
Michael FitzGerald
Morgan Hallett
Geraldine Hughes
Susan Lynch
Graeme Malcolm
Chandler Williams

Credits

Written by - Brian Friel
Direction - Garry Hynes
Set & Costume Design - Francis O’Connor
Lighting Design - Davy Cunningham
Sound Design - John Leonard
Composer - Sam Jackson





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