Faculty

Molly Sweeney Feb 1 & 2

22 Jan , 2018  

Moot Courtroom at the College of Law

PRESENTED BY UTAH PRESENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DIVISION OF MEDICAL ETHICS AND HUMANITIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

Written by Ireland’s master storyteller Brian Friel, and inspired in part by researcher Oliver Sacks’ essay “To See and Not See,” Molly Sweeney tells the story of a woman who was blind since childhood. Prompted by the “medical miracle” hopes of both her husband and her surgeon, Molly agrees to a procedure to restore her sight. What follows, in this staged reading featuring U of U Theatre faculty, is a riveting drama about the consequences of pursuing a “cure” at any cost.

A deeply moving meditation on hope, change and despair, it’s a compelling piece of theater, one in which the ending applause is only the beginning of the play’s effects.” – The New York Times

Cast/credits:

Molly Sweeney – Andra Harbold
Mr. Rice – Robert Scott Smith
Frank Sweeney – Nick O’Donnell
Reader – Gretchen Case
Dramaturg – Sydney Cheek O’Donnell
Dialect Coach – Sarah Shippobotham
Director – Robin Wilks-Dun
Molly Sweeney – Andra Harbold

Show Dates:

Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

Ticket prices:

$10 general public
U of U students $5 (purchase at box office w/ U ID)
U staff/faculty save 10% (purchase at box office w/ U ID)

Link for info/tickets: https://utahpresents.org/events/molly-sweeney/

 


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