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29 05.15

‘In My Father’s Words’ tours to Brits off Broadway in New York

Muireann Kelly will be appearing once again in Dundee Rep’s production of ‘In My Father’s Words’ as it opens at the 59E59 Theaters in New York City from 4th-28th June.

muireannIn an old wooden house by the shore of Lake Ontario in Canada, Louis battles with his elderly father whose decline into dementia is gradually robbing him of the ability to speak. Louis’ professional success as a university teacher of classics belies an emotional inarticulacy, which matches his father Don’s inability to express himself in words.

Into their lives comes Flora, the caregiver that Louis employs to look after Don. Flora, who is of Scottish heritage, understands the ‘nonsense’ that Don speaks is fragmented Scottish Gaelic, opening up an ocean of revelations and buried family history spanning the Atlantic. It’s with fondness and compassion that Flora understands her failing elderly patient Don, and unravels the untold story of his Scottish heritage.

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