BY BRIAN FRIEL
November 9-18, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM / Sundays at 2 PM
The Dietz Theater at Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron
One of Ireland’s finest playwrights, Brian Friel, creates a daring piece of theater by placing three memorable characters onstage, speaking directly to the audience, in a series of interlocking monologues that present divergent points of view on the same intriguing tale.
Molly herself, blind since she was an infant, tells of her world before and after an operation to try and restore her sight. Her husband, itinerant champion of good causes, talks of his passion to help her. Her once famous eye surgeon, now a whiskey-sodden recluse, sees the operation as a chance to reclaim his reputation. But nothing goes quite as any of them expected.
Lush language, insightful ideas, and moving performances fill this beautiful parable about the differences between seeing and understanding.
Directed by Craig Joseph, the production stars Natalie Sander Kern, Abraham Adams, and Brian Newberg, and is stage managed by Sam Landgraf.