On Oct. 24, Indiana Repertory Theatre begins a four-week run of Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel author of Dancing at Lughnasa and Philadelphia, Here I Come. Friel's poignant drama tells the story of a blind woman who is given the opportunity to experience the world of sight by a once-famous eye surgeon seeking to redeem his medical reputation.
Under the direction of Libby Appel (Artistic Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival), the cast will feature Priscilla Lindsay, IRT Associate Artist, in the title role, as well as Erik Fredricksen and Ned Schmidtke, whose Broadway credits include The Real Thing and Aren't We All?. The production will include sets designed by Karen TenEyck, with costumes by Jeanette DeJong, lighting by Ann Wrightson, and music by Andrew Hopson. Molly Sweeney will run through Nov. 29 on IRT's newly renovated Upperstage. For tickets or more information, call (317) 635-5252, refer to the regional listings on Playbill On-Line, or visit IRT's website at http://www/indianarep.com. --By Jackie Mastropolo