Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Translations, the first production in the companies The Friel Project. Directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, A Parable), the production will begin previews October 20, with an opening night set for October 29 and a limited run through December 3.
The company will include Raffi Barsoumian (Privacy), Owen Campbell (Hangmen), Rufus Collins (The Dead, 1904), John Keating (Autumn Royal), Owen Laheen (Belfast Girls), Sean McGinley (Ages of the Moon), Seth Numrich (Leopoldstadt), Oona Roche (“The Morning Show”), Erin Wilhelmi (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Mary Wiseman (An Octoroon).
Translations will feature scenic design by Charlie Corcoran (Endgame), costume design by Alejo Vietti (A Touch of the Poet), lighting design by Michael Gottlieb (Endgame), sound design by Ryan Rumery (A Touch of the Poet) & M. Florian Staab (Endgame), original music by Ryan Rumery, and properties by Deirdre Brennan (Endgame). Conor Bagley is the associate director, James Fitzsimmons is the production stage manager, and Shanna Allison is the stage manager. Casting is by JZ Casting, Geoff Josselson, and Katja Zarolinski.
The Friel Project will feature three of Friel’s works set in Ballybeg, a fictional town in Donegal, Ireland: Translations (1980), Aristocrats (1979), and Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964). The Friel Project will also include selected concert readings from the playwright’s canon, and additional planned events that will culminate in an exhibit in the Irish Repertory Gallery. Casts, additional creative team members, and further season event details will be announced at a later date.