The Sun Valley Performing Arts Center is proud to announce their new season of free play readings with a reading of “Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel. The reading will be held at The Community Library in Ketchum on Tuesday August 29th at 6 pm and will feature Jon Kane, Chris Carwithen and Aly Wepplo. Jon Kane will direct it and running time will be 70 minutes.
Three characters tell their interwoven stories to the audience. First there is Molly, blind since early infancy, who describes her world before and after an operation to restore some of her sight. Her husband Frank, who pushed Molly into this operation, relates his view of his wife’s journey into sightedness and his dealings with her doctor. Molly’s once famous eye surgeon, Mr. Rice, watches both Molly and Frank and reveals his opinion of them along with his own fears in handling the operation.
“Brian Friel has been recognized as Ireland’s greatest living playwright. His latest work Molly Sweeney confirms that Mr. Friel still writes like a dream.” The New York Times