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Loss, in Translations (NYC)

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Brian Friel’s heartfelt 1980 play about 19th century cultural imperialism, love, and the deeper meaning of language comes to the Schaeberle Studio Theater.

From April 15 through April 19, lucky audiences at Pace's Schaeberle Studio Theater will get a glimpse back in timeand bear witness to Brian Friel’s Translations, one of the most often-translated and staged post-World War II plays in the world, as directed by Pace faculty member Lester Thomas Shane, and performed by Pace School of Performing Arts students.

Translations begins in the small Irish town of Baile Beag in 1833. Owen, a local man who’d spent six years prior in Dublin, returns with an English Cartographer and an English Orthographer, as part of the British Ordinance Survey, which seeks to translate local names and locales into English. Conflicts arise as the men involved realize what is at stakenot just renaming towns, but changing an entire country’s culture during a time of great turbulence, one name at a time.

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 15–17, and at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on April 18 and 19. Student tickets are $6, and general audience tickets are $12. Purchase your tickets today.

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