“Athenry: An Irish Tale,” presented by the Chetco Pelican Players and directed by Val Cowan, opens Friday, April 13, at the Chetco Playhouse at 1240 Chetco Ave. in Brookings.

Opening night refreshments will be served starting at 6:45 p.m.

Set in mid-19th century Ireland, this is the tale of a family who refuses to give up. It is the story of love and human respect too powerful to die, and a prevailing spirit that overcomes all obstacles, according to the director.

The story takes place during one of the greatest tragedies in world history. Yet, according to Cowan, “tempered with humor, love and the Chetco Pelican Players’ incredible ability to interpret the strength of the human spirit when responding to trial — we have a story of the great hunger that edifies. It should give all who attend a concept of immigration tempered by a deeper understanding of our Irish history.”

Lead roles are played by Summer Olmos, Sean Farris, Dane Tippman and Bj Farris. Debuting on the stage are several actors and crew from Brookings-Harbor High School.

Peformances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 29. Ticket are $15 for adults and $6 for students and available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings, New Wave Video in Harbor and at the door.

For reservations or more information call at 541-469-1877 or send an email to reservations@chetcopelicanplayers.org .