Brian Friel

Brian Friel was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, in 1929. His plays include "Philadelphia, Here I Come!," "The Loves of Cass Maguire," "Lovers," "Freedom of the City," "Volunteers," "Living Quarters," "Faith Healer," "Dancing at Lughnasa," "The Communication Cord," and "Translations," In 1980 he founded the touring theatre company, Field Day, with Stephen Rea.