A modern masterpiece by the acclaimed Irish author of Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa. Friel’s play weaves together the stories of an erratic, itinerant faith healer with those of his embittered but loving wife and his weary stage manager. In lyrical monologues, the characters deliver conflicting versions of “the fantastic Francis Hardy’s” performances, while slowly revealing a terrible event at the story’s center. A fascinating exploration of truth and superstition, and unconditional love that is not to be missed.
“A major work of art.” New York Times
“A dismantling of a traditional play, a juggling with ideas of truth and lies, a swimming between realism and dream.” Guardian
RUN TIME: Approx. 2 hours 30 mins including intermission
This production includes the use of herbal cigarettes and theatrical haze.
Directed by Donnla Hughes
Set Designer Patrick Lynch△
Director of Production Jessica Hill Kidd
Costume Designer Katie Hand
Lighting Designer Dawn Chiang△
Sound Designer Alex Eizenberg
Stage Manager James Kane*
Assisant Stage Manager Jessica Chace
Assistant to the Director Eddy Tavares
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
△Member of United Scenic Artist, Local USA 829 of the IATSE, the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performance.
Photos by Cat Laine