Molly Sweeney

by Brian Friel, directed by John Romeo

Apr. 11, 12, 13 2008 (Fri.-Sun.) Molly Sweeney is a philosophical study posing as a medical case.  Blind since infancy, Molly becomes the center of hope for two men, a failed ophthalmologist and her do-gooder husband. They prevail on her to submit to surgery, even though she is happy living in the world she's fashioned.  Molly is plunged into a world of shapes and colors, but loses the world she once knew. Related in Friel's extraordinary style of overlapping monologues, Molly's story is told as each of the three characters sees it.  This 1996 Lucille Lortel Award winner is story-telling on a grand scale.

(Molly Sweeney was presented by Theater Voices in June 1997 and is repeated as part of our 20th Anniversary celebration of noteworthy productions.)

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY.
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Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.