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Translations

First Preview: Oct 20, 2023

Opening Date: Oct 29, 2023

Closing Date: Dec 31, 2023

Running Time: 02:20

Translations
https://irishrep.org/show/2023-2024-season/translations/ Show Site Icon

Playing @

Irish Repertory Theatre

132 W 22nd St New York, NY 10011

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Irish Repertory Theatre presents its debut production of Brian Friel’s Translations as the first installment of their 35th season celebration The Friel Project. The play takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish speaking community in County Donegal. Strangers have arrived in town in the form of a detachment of Royal Engineers engaged on behalf of the British Army and Government to “standardize” the Gaelic name places by translating them into English. There is friction in the community, and there is also love and romance between the native and the strangers. The play illuminates the significance of language at scales both large and small and questions the meaning of cultural expression and identity in an Ireland under British rule.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Show Notes

Show Notes: One intermission

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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are optional but encouraged.

Audience Advisory:

Not suitable for those under the age of 12

Performance Schedule:

WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 2 PM & 7 PM
THURSDAY & FRIDAY @ 7 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Added 7 PM performance Tuesday, November 21
No performance Thursday, November 23

Director

Doug Hughes

Written by

Brian Friel

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS

n/a

Full-price tickets

$57.50 - $127.50

Lottery & Rush

In-Person Rush: Half-price rush tickets are available one hour before each show begins. Patrons may call the Box Office to inquire about availability, but please note that rush tickets cannot be reserved and will not be sold over the phone. Subject to availability. No rush tickets are guaranteed until one hour prior to the performance.

Accessibility:

Box Office

The box office is located in the lobby, and the counter is wheelchair accessible.

Parking

Free street parking is available on 22nd Street (on the same block as the theatre) Monday–Friday after 7pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Curb Ramps

There are no curb ramps. Call the theatre in advance for a portable ramp or reach out to staff on arrival.

Directions Bus

Crosstown: take bus #23 and get off at 6th or 7th Avenues. / From Downtown: take the # 5, 6, or 7 bus to 23rd Street. / From Uptown: Above 66th Street – take the #20 bus and get off at 23rd Street. Below 66th Street – take the #10 bus and change to the #20 bus.

Restroom

There are two wheelchair accessible restrooms. All bathrooms at IRT are single stalled and gender neutral.

Directions Subway

C, E, 1, F, M or PATH to 23rd St

Elevator\Escalator

The Mainstage balcony area and the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre in the basement are elevator accessible. For elevator access, guests can reach out to any IRT staff member when they arrive.

Telephone

none

Entrance

There is a step up into the lobby through the front doors, but a ramp is available if needed. Call the theatre in advance or reach out to a staff member upon arrival for ramp access.

Visual Assistance

none

Folding Armrests

Seat C1 in the Mainstage has a foldable arm and is marked as an accessible seat in the online seating chart.

Water Fountain

Two located upstairs in the balcony level. They are only accessible once the house opens.

Assisted Listening System

Assistive listening devices are available for mainstage productions. Visit the concessions area for devices. ID is required. For patrons with a tele coil, the Mainstage theater is equipped with an induction loop, set your device/your device’s app to the “t” setting.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in the Mainstage in seats A1/2 and B1/2. If you would like to remain in your wheelchair for the performance, our staff will remove the theatre chairs for you. For guests who wish to transfer to a seat from their wheelchair, we are more than happy to store your wheelchair during the performance. We will return your wheelchair to you at intermission or the end of the performance.

Directions Driving

From the midtown tunnel: Take 2nd Avenue downtown. Make a right onto 23rd Street, turn left on 7th Avenue and then left onto 22nd Street. / From the 59th Street Bridge: Follow directions for the mid-town tunnel. / From the Lincoln Tunnel: Take 9th Avenue downtown. Make a left onto 22nd Street. / From the George Washington Bridge: Take the West Side Highway South to the 30th Street exit. Travel east on 30th Street and make a right on 7th Avenue. Turn left onto 22nd Street.

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

C, E, 1, F, M or PATH to 23rd St

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By Bus:

Crosstown: take bus #23 and get off at 6th or 7th Avenues. / From Downtown: take the # 5, 6, or 7 bus to 23rd Street. / From Uptown: Above 66th Street – take the #20 bus and get off at 23rd Street. Below 66th Street – take the #10 bus and change to the #20 bus.