Friel's Molly Sweeney on the Boards in Boston, to Mar. 29

News   Friel's Molly Sweeney on the Boards in Boston, to Mar. 29 Brian Friel's 1994 play, Molly Sweeney, -- about a young, vibrant blind woman whose life changes dramatically (though not for the better) after she undergoes an operation to undo her blindness -- is being performed through Mar. 29 by the Nora Theatre Company in Boston.

Brian Friel's 1994 play, Molly Sweeney, -- about a young, vibrant blind woman whose life changes dramatically (though not for the better) after she undergoes an operation to undo her blindness -- is being performed through Mar. 29 by the Nora Theatre Company in Boston.

Friel's play, which was inspired by Oliver Sacks's case study, "To See and Not See," was a hit a few seasons back at New York's Roundabout Theatre, starring Catherine Byrne, Alfred Molina and Jason Robards as Molly, her husband and the surgeon who gives her the 'gift' of sight.

The Boston cast features Judith McIntyre, Paul Kerry and Richard Mawe. The director is Scott Edmiston.

Performances are Thu.-Sat. at 8 PM at Boston Playwrights Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave. For tickets, $13-$20, call (617) 491-2026.

-- By Rebecca Paller

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