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Translations Opens at the Biltmore Theatre, 1/25

Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Translations by Brian Friel opens tonight, January 25th, at the Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street). 

The co-production with McCarter Theatre Center is directed by Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes (Beauty Queen of Leenane).  Previews began Thursday, January 4.  

"In 1981, MTC produced the American premiere of Brian Friel's masterpiece Translations. Twenty-five years later, the themes of this play are as timely as ever. Clashing cultures and tragedies of miscommunication unfold in Friel's invented Irish townland of Ballybeg, a place he has explored in his plays Dancing at Lughnasa, Aristocrats and Molly Sweeney.  Poignant and moving, Translations depicts the power of language to unite and divide people in a time of cultural imperialism," state press materials.

The cast includes Niall Buggy, David Costabile, Alan Cox, Dermot Crowley, Michael FitzGerald, Morgan Hallett, Geraldine Hughes, Susan Lynch, Graeme Malcolm and Chandler Williams.

The design team includes Francis O'Connor (Set & Costume Design), Davy Cunningham (Lighting Design), John Leonard (Sound Design) and Sam Jackson (Original Music). 

Subscriptions to MTC can be obtained by calling (212) 399-3030, Monday - Friday, noon - 8 PM with a major credit card. Subscriptions are also available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Single tickets ($86.25 - $26.25) are available by calling TeleCharge.com at 212-239-6200 or at www.telecharge.com or at the Biltmore Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street).

Visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com for more information.


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