Word play

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As part of a semester-long residency provided by the Monan Professorship in Theater Arts, director Carmel O’Reilly is staging Translations, Brian Friel’s three-act play about the British effort to anglicize Irish place names in the 1830s. The Monan professorship, which was inaugurated in 2007, brings distinguished theater professionals to Boston College to teach classes and work with student actors, directors, and stage crews. O’Reilly, who recently directed Trojan Barbie at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and Dead Man’s Cell Phone at the Lyric Stage Company in Boston, is the founder and artistic director of Boston’s Súgán Theatre Company, which stages contemporary Irish and Celtic plays. In addition to leading workshops on acting and directing in the theater department, she will lecture on Irish drama in the Irish Studies program.

At a dress rehearsal of Translations on February 16 in the Bonn Studio are, from left, Peter White ’10, Alexandra Dirrane ’10 (back to camera), Seth Byrum ’11, Bryan Bernfeld ’11, and Zachary Desmond ’12. The show runs through February 21.

This feature was posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 and is filed under Featured Photo.

Photograph by Lee Pellegrini