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Aristocrats at the Irish Repertory Theatre


The Irish Repertory Theater presents Aristocrats, by Brian Friel, opening at the Irish Repertory Theater on 25 Jan 2009, following previews from 16 Jan and running through to 8 Mar 2009.

Aristocrats: The story of a once powerful and aristocratic family in its days of decline. Dark memories invade the family gathered for the wedding of the youngest sister as the family tries to escape the seriousness of their situation and the difficult life that awaits each of them as they follow separate paths.

Directed by Charlotte Moore, Aristocrats features Orlagh Cassidy, Rufus Collins, Sean Gormley, Lynn Hawley, John Keating, Laura Odeh, Ciar�n O'Reilly, and Geddeth Smith.

The creative team features set design by James Morgan, costumes by Linda Fisher, lighting by Brian Nasson and sound by Zachary Williamson.

Brian Friel has published two collections of short stories, 'A Saucer of Larks' and 'The Gold in the Sea.' In 1980, he co-founded the Field Day Theatre Company in Derry. His plays have premiered and been produced at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, London's West End and on Broadway.

His first major play, 'Philadelphia, Here I Come!' was the hit of the 1964 Dublin Theatre Festival. In 1972 he was elected as a member of the Irish Academy of Letters. In 1981, 'Translations,' was awarded the Ewart-Biggs Peace Prize. The Broadway production of his play, 'Dancing at Lughnasa,' received three Tony Awards in 1992, including Best Play.

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