About the Event
Omagh Players presents “Philadelphia, Here I come!”. Brian Friel was born in Omagh in 1929. ‘Philadelphia, here I come’ is the play which made his reputation and it is now an acknowledged classic of modern drama. The theme is emigration; Gareth O’Donnell spends his last night at home in Ballybeg in an agony of indecision before departing for Philadelphia. The play oscillates between humour and pathos as Gar Public says goodbye to his family and friends and battles with his altered ego, the irrepressible Gar Private.