THE YALTA GAME By Brian Friel – Final Performance
Sun 19th August 2018
St. Eugene's Hall, Moville, Donegal
THE YALTA GAME By Brian Friel (A Rehearsed Reading)
Actors: Stanley Townsend & Orla Charlton
LOCATION: St. Eugene’s Hall, Moville, Co. Donegal
Sunday 19th August, 2.30pm
FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Brian Friel’s The Yalta Game is back for one final performed reading starring husband and wife Stanley Townsend and Orla Charlton.
Due to popular demand, Brian Friel’s The Yalta Game is back for one performance only on the last day of the festival, Sunday August 19th 2.30pm at St. Eugene’s Hall Moville Co. Donegal.
The Festival had to cancel the final Yalta Game performed reading last Sunday at 2.30pm but due to the sudden demand for the wonderful performed reading by husband and wife actors Stanley Townsend and Orla Charlton, Stanley and Orla have kindly offered disappointed audiences an extra chance to catch this special rendition of Brian Friel’s short one act play.
As the duration is 45 mins, audiences will now also have the serendipitous chance to also see its sister play, Afterplay, at the Warehouse Cafe in Derry starting at 4pm.
This will be a rare site-specific Friel Chekovian double bill to experience on with the last day of the 2018 Lughnasa FrielFest.
For tickets click here: The Yalta Game, Sun 19th August
THE YALTA GAME IS based on a theme in The Lady with the Little Dog by Anton Chekhov. Like that story, Friel’s play is set in Yalta, a Black Sea resort for summering Muscovites. In the festival’s rehearsed reading, Moville stands in for Yalta, both seaside resorts with promenades for strolling and former ports and fishing settlements. Where Chekhov looked out from his house, The White Dacha, in Yalta across the Black Sea to Turkey, Friel wrote The Yalta Game just a few miles from Moville, looking across the estuary to Magilligan in Northern Ireland. The husband and wife pairing of Stanley Townsend and Orla Charlton read the roles of Dmitri and Anna.