Wonderful Tennessee


Wonderful Tennessee, Brian Friel’s first original play since Dancing at Lughnasa, is set — in the present — on the pier in Ballybeg, County Donegal.

Three married couples wait for a boatman to arrive to ferry them to Oileán Draíochta, Island of Otherness or Mystery. In the course of a night they talk, sing (the play is laced with songs and music), and tell stories; and what started as an escapade assumes the semblance of a pilgrimage. Gradually, in a beautifully orchestrated and exuberant work, their true relationships and frailties are revealed.

Year Published: 1993
Details: 96pp
ISBN PBK: 978 1 85235 114 4
ISBN HBK: 978 1 85235 115 1