CA's Marin Gets Friel's Molly, Nov. 19

News   CA's Marin Gets Friel's Molly, Nov. 19
 
Opening Nov. 19 at CA's Marin Theatre Company is Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney, the drama of a blind woman given the chance to regain part of her vision. Told in monologues addressed to the audience, the three character story follows Molly, her restless, too-helpful husband, and the world-weary surgeon who performs the operation.
Lorri Holt as Molly Sweeney

Lorri Holt as Molly Sweeney

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Opening Nov. 19 at CA's Marin Theatre Company is Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney, the drama of a blind woman given the chance to regain part of her vision. Told in monologues addressed to the audience, the three character story follows Molly, her restless, too-helpful husband, and the world-weary surgeon who performs the operation. Molly Sweeney's NY production won the 1995-96 Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play and the 1996 Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Off-Broadway Play. Other Friel works include Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Wonderful Tennessee, Making History and Faith Healer.

The Marin mounting of Molly will feature Lorri Holt, Rod Gnapp and Tom Blair (as the doctor). Holt is a veteran of CA's Eureka Theatre; Gnapp has worked often at Berkeley Rep. Marin Theatre artistic director Lee Sankowich will stage Friel's drama.

For tickets ($10-$36) and information on Molly Sweeney, which began previews Nov. 13 and runs to Dec. 14, call (415) 388-5208.

-- By David Lefkowitz

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