* World Premiere

The Communication Cord (1984)
Brian Friel takes us to the remote Irish town of Ballybeg for this often-hilarious story of a young man trying to impress his girlfriend’s father. The father is a pompous senator with a romantic attachment to the “auld" Ireland; he and a variety of other eccentric characters threaten the young man’s well-planned weekend.

The Communication Cord was first produced by the Field Day Theatre Company in Derry, Ireland, in September of 1982, two years after its companion piece, Translations. ACT is pleased to present its American premiere.
About the Play
Written By: Brian Friel
About the Production
Run Dates: 10/25/1984 - 11/17/1984
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Mel Shapiro
Cast: Dorothy Brooks - Susan Donovan
Mary Diveny - Nora Dan
Katherine Ferrand - Evette Giroux
Davis Hall - Tim Gallagher
Daren Kelly - Jack McNeilis
Peter Lohnes - Barney the Banks
Michael Morgan-Dunne - Senator Doctor Donovan
Liann Pattison - Claire Harkin
Behind the Scenes: Bill Carswell - Sound Designer
Gregory A. Falls - Producing Director
Bill Forrester - Set Designer
Sarah Nash Gates - Costume Designer
Joan Kennedy - Stage Manager
Phil Schermer - Producing Manager
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Administrative Manager
James Verdery - Lighting Designer