After a now-widely known misstep presenting Philadelphia, Here I Come!as an adaptation, Asolo Rep and director Frank Galati bring Brian Friel’s script to the stage in its true, superior form. It’s still the story of Gar O’Donnell and his conflict over emigrating to America. Things come to a head in the last 24 hours before he’s to leave family and friends in Ballybeg, Donegal. (I don’t know the reason for the attempted “streamlined” version, but it missed why he’s bound for Philadelphia and why now.
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