The Freedom of the City

Play - Original

Alvin Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 14, 1974
  • Opening Date: February 17, 1974
  • Closing Date: February 24, 1974
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 9

Playwright: Brian Friel


Three non-violent Irish protestors seek refuge in the Lord Mayor's office in 1970 Londonderry, but are killed by British troops brought in to keep order, in Brian Friel's drama, said to be based on real events.


Opening Night Cast

Lenny Baker Skinner
William Bogert Pressman
Brig. Johnson-Handsbury
J. Kenneth Campbell Army Press Officer
Allan Carlsen Michael
Maurice Copeland Judge
Henderson Forsythe Priest
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Opening Night Production Credits

Brian Friel Brian Friel Writer
  William Woodman Director
  David Jenkins Scenic Design
  Alicia Finkel Costume Design
  F. Mitchell Dana Lighting Design
  James Walsh Company Manager
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