A Performance On Screen
By Brian Friel
Directed by Charlotte Moore
With Geraldine Hughes, Paul O'Brien, and Ciarán O'Reilly
WHEN: Now through May 16! Two matinees are now available on Friday, May 16, at 3pm EST and Saturday, May 17, at 3pm EST!
TICKETS: This event is free to attend, but advance reservations are required.
If you are in a position to support us, we ask that you please consider a donation of $25 per viewer.
Due to high demand, we are delighted to announce that you’ve got two more chances to see our first performance on screen, Molly Sweeney!
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
Thursday, May 14: 7pm
Friday, May 15: 3pm and 8pm
Saturday, May 16: 3pm
Running Time: 2 hours and 25 mins including an intermission
Irish Repertory Theatre would like to thank Geraldine Hughes, Paul O’Brien, the family of Brian Friel, Leah Schmidt of The Agency UK, The Keen Company, and The Howard Gilman Foundation for their support of this special event.