Translations

By Brian Friel

Directed by Bill Kerr

8pm on January 18-21, 25-28

2pm on January 22

7pm on January 24 (talk back follows)

at The John J. Theatre, Tache Arts Centre

Tickets: $18 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors

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“‘Always’? What is that word ‘always’?”

Translations is an intelligent and heartbreaking examination of characters who long for their pre-colonial roots while emphasizing that such a past is impossible to truly reclaim; such is the razor-thin balance achieved by this play. The setting is Friel’s iconic Irish village of Baile Beag (literally “small town”). It centres on an aspiring teacher with a bad leg, whose brother returns after many years abroad with several members of the British army in tow. The soldiers seek to rename the local areas. Friel uses language barriers between characters in order to show the consequences that arise from miscommunication and misunderstanding.

 

 

2016/2017

Mainstage Season

The Sea

November 16-26

Translations

January 18-28

The Rover

March 15-25

LunchBhagg Season

2 Beckett Shorts

October 11-13

Canadian Steel

October 18-20

TBA

December 6-8

TBA

February 14-16

TBA

April 4-6