Molly Sweeney

This post was written by sctkim on February 22, 2011
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Molly Sweeney

A Drama written by Brian Friel

Directed by Mike Cronen

Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

March 4-5, 10-13, 17-19

Three points of view about a poignant drama are related by three characters addressing the audience directly. First there is Molly, blind since early infancy, who describes her world before and after an operation to restore some of her sight. Her husband, Frank, who pushed Molly into this operation, relates his view of his wife’s journey into sightedness and his dealings with her doctor. Molly’s once-famous eye surgeon, Mr. Rice, watches both Molly and Frank and reveals his opinion of them along with his own fears in handling the operation. Through it all we see each character’s painful and happy histories, their memories and the events that led them to meet. Their stories interweave on stage, threading in and around each other’s lives, until the unexpected and touching conclusion to this striking tale.

“Brian Friel has been recognized as Ireland’s greatest living playwright…his latest work, MOLLY SWEENEY…confirms that Mr. Friel still writes like a dream.” —NY Times

Contains Mild Language

Please note: the show will be performed at the Idaho Outdoor Association, located at 3401 Brazil St., Boise, ID.

Show times are 8:15 pm on Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 on Thursdays and 2:00 on the Sunday matinee. Ticket prices are $15 for Fridays and Saturdays, $12 for Thursdays and Sundays. Seniors, students and military discounts apply, please inquire at the box office.

You can reserve your tickets by calling 342.2000.

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