Wednesday, May 13, 2020

“Molly Sweeney”: A Performance On Screen continues until May 15

Molly Sweeney

A Performance On Screen

By Brian Friel
Directed by Charlotte Moore
With Geraldine Hughes, Paul O'Brien, and Ciarán O'Reilly

WHEN: May 12 – May 15, 2020. (Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 3pm, Thursday at 7pm, and Friday at 8pm)

“A deeply moving meditation on hope, change and despair…astonishing” – The New York Times

Molly has lived in happy, capable, and independent darkness since she was ten months old. When Frank, her restless, unemployed, and enthusiastic husband, makes her blindness his latest cause, he recruits Mr. Rice, a once famous surgeon who, despite being half-drowned in Irish whiskey, agrees to attempt to restore Molly’s sight.

When the bandages come off, Molly, Frank, and Dr. Rice discover the differences between seeing and understanding as they face the terrible consequences of a medical miracle.

Molly Sweeney, Brian Friel’s brilliant study of psychological isolation, exquisitely resonates today as we invite our physically distanced audience to take part in our inaugural performance on screen – a new theatre experience for the COVID-19 hiatus. Geraldine Hughes and Ciarán O’Reilly are reprising their roles from the acclaimed 2011 Irish Rep production, joined by Irish Rep regular, Paul O’Brien, who played Mr. Rice in the Keen Company’s production last fall. LEARN MORE

This event is free to attend, but advance reservations are required.  RESERVE ADMISSION

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