Philadelphia, Here I Come!
    By Brian Friel

    19:30, Thu 20th – Sat 22nd February 2020 at Robinson College Auditorium
    Lent Week 5

    Philadelphia, Here I Come! centres around Gareth (Gar) O'Donnell's move to America, specifically Philadelphia. The play takes place on the night before and morning of Gar's departure to America. Gar is portrayed by two characters, Gar Public ("the Gar that people see, talk to, talk about") and Gar Private ("the unseen man, the man within, the conscience"). Gareth lives with his father, S. B. O'Donnell ("a responsible, respectable citizen") with whom he has never connected. Gar works for his father in his shop and their relationship is no different from that of Boss and Employee. Private makes fun of S.B. calling him "Screwballs" and parodying his nightly routine as a fashion show.


    Private Gar
    Public Gar
    Boyle/Senator Doogan/Canon

    Production Team

    Assistant Director
    Producer, Lighting Operator –
    Associate Director –
    Costume Designer
    Stage Manager
    Set Designer
    Publicity Designer
    Photographer, Publicity Designer –
    Lighting Designer
    Technical Director, Sound Operator –
    Costume Designer