philly2Atlanta’s newish Arís Theatre celebrates the 50th anniversary of Brian Friel’s fairly famous comedy Philadelphia, Here I Come. It takes place the night before Gar O’Donnell is to leave Ireland for America, with dreams of Cadillacs, drive-ins, Coke floats and new girls. But his life flashes before him as he contemplates what he’ll miss — his friends; his lost love, Katie; his housekeeper; and his aging father. This is the play that established Friel (Dancing at Lughnasa) as one of the great theatrical voices in the English language. Don’t delay. The run is short, and this show will be here and gone before you know it.

* Purchase HERE. All tickets will be be left at will call.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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