Keen Company presents Irish master storyteller Brian Friel's ("Dancing at Lughnasa," "Faith Healer," "Translations") contemporary drama about the unexpected consequences of a medical miracle. More…
From the show:
Having lost her sight at infancy, Molly Sweeney knows the world through touch, sound, taste, and smell. When her hopeful husband and ambitious doctor propose an operation to restore her sight, Molly and those around her begin to understand that things may not all be as they appear. Brian Friel, Ireland’s master storyteller (Dancing at Lughnasa, Faith Healer, Translations) creates a riveting contemporary drama about the unexpected consequences of a medical miracle.
See it if u want to see a smart, talky, simple (yet profound) story, told in a series of monologues, about what it means to have "sight" & "vision".
Don't see it if ur looking for a show with physical action or thrilling theatrics; ur not a fan of verbose Irish drama; ur not able to focus & concentrate.
See it if A trio of Impeccable performances infuses Friel's interlocking monodramas w/ a gravitas & Chekhovian yearning A simple story well told
Don't see it if Patience & keen sense of listening needed to get through accents & jagged story line despite Silverstein's able direction Worth the effort
See it if Fan of Brian Friel & Irish drama, curious about story of blind person regaining sight, three fine performances
Don't see it if Consists of 3 overlapping monologues with no interaction, little stage movement, downer psychological drama
See it if You love a good Irish yarn. This is an engrossing story told from three different points of view.
Don't see it if You dislike monologue plays that don’t provide any action. This is pure storytelling and, albeit interesting, it’s all talk.
See it if Reliably favoured acting company delivers on the acting and the writing for this infirmity morality drama with three points of view.
Don't see it if Regardless of the talent on stage or behind the pen, one cannot prove the worth of two-and-one-half hours of monologues simply staged.
See it if you enjoy monologues given by the 3 main characters.
Don't see it if you don't like monologue driven plays. At 2.5 hours, it is way overlong. Wish stronger actors had been cast in this production.
See it if you are a fan of Brian Friel.It's well written & very well acted, but it is slow.It would be more powerful as a 90 min piece.
Don't see it if you are looking for something fun &funny.The point it is making is telegraphed early in the play, and it would do well with some editing
See it if 3 character show, of monologues, discussing pros/cons of a 40+ woman undergoing vision restoring surgery. Fascinating considerations. A+
Don't see it if You like characters to interact, do not wish in depth experience. Gaining vision seems a no brainer, then you hear all the pros and cons.
See it if you appreciate long monologues about rare experience (regaining partial vision after a lifetime of blindness), no interaction of characters.
Don't see it if you prefer comedies, musicals, action and interaction among characters, lighter themes, or less wordiness and repetition.
See it if you like monologs that tell you everything you need to know about the characters without having them interact; you like well-written pieces
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play consisting entirely of monologs; you prefer comedies or musicals
See it if Three beautiful interwoven monologues performed by three talented actors. The play is a touch overwritten, in return, rather lengthy.
Don't see it if Beware what you wish for, it might just come true and you won't like the outcome kind of tale while wearing out its welcome at 2 1/2 hours.
See it if you're a fan of Friel, literate playwriting, simply and directly presented.
Don't see it if you want something more kinetically and vividly entertaining.
See it if You want to see an interesting play (lots of monologues), you like Irish accent, amazing acting, great story telling
Don't see it if Bare bone theater or very long play (2.5 hours long!) are not your thing.
See it if You want a thought-provoking play about issues around medical intervention and its unintended consequences.
Don't see it if You don't like a 100% talking play dealing with life issues. You want something light or a musical.
See it if You enjoy narrating way of stories telling structured plays. Each character is telling separately about the others, no interaction at all.
Don't see it if You prefer a play where characters are interacting with each other
See it if U appreciate the great master storyteller Brian Friel & his always riveting characters. U are a fan of Keen Company’s impeccable works.
Don't see it if U dislike heavy literate works filled with dated yet artful words. U prefer fluffy rather than intellectual dramatic. U are impatient.
See it if you wish to understand how a blind woman's recovery of some vision leads to tragedy as depicted separately by three different characters.
Don't see it if you do not like spare plays where each character tells his or her perspective on a story and there is little action on stage.
See it if You like words. Friel's words are amazing as usual, but something's missing- 3 monologues don't really build a connection to the characters
Don't see it if You've heard great things about this play and have high expectations. Being talked at for 2.5 hours isn't always easy.
See it if Thoughtful, well written play about the human condition
Don't see it if a play told entirely in monologues with no action or interaction between the characters
See it if Faith Healer by Friel is the best confessional drama, so I wanted to see this. Regrettably it is anemic in comparison and disappointing.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a failed Brian Friel play. The play is lacking in tension and the actors fail to command your attention and interest.
See it if you can be quiet and listen to strikingly distinctive actors embody hope and joy, prideful ambition and submissive desires to please.
Don't see it if you need action and changes of scene to pay attention, rather than voices full of melody and Irish lilt telling you a darkening story.