FAITH HEALER BY BRIAN FRIEL

FAITH HEALER BY BRIAN FRIEL

Fri 10th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Fri 17th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th August 2018
Pick up at Market Hall, Glenties, Donegal
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FAITH HEALER by Brian Friel

A PROMENADE READING

LOCATION: Pick up at Market Hall, Glenties

DATES WEEKEND 1
Friday 10th August, 6pm
Saturday 11th August, 5pm
Sunday 12th August, 4pm

CAST WEEKEND 1
Frank
Grace – Tamsin Greig
Teddy – Alex Jennings

DATES WEEKEND 2
Friday 17th August, 6pm
Saturday 18th August,  5pm
Sunday 19th August, 4pm

CAST WEEKEND 2
Frank – Rory Kinnear
Grace – Laura Donnelly
Teddy

TICKETS: €25 (includes picnic and bus)

DURATION: 4 hours

Brian Friel’s daring four-act monologue masterpiece, Faith Healer (1979) has acquired cult status with audiences and actors alike. The play is a journey to Ballybeg, Friel’s fictional town, and is set during the time of Lughnasa (the Gaelic word for August).  One story, three storytellers, four monologues; no director, no rehearsals, each actor offers his or her interpretation of their role.  The first three take place in a different village hall (Edininfagh – Frank, Portnoo – Grace and Ardara – Teddy) and the audience travels by bus, stopping along the way for an interval barbecue on Portnoo Pier (the setting for Friel’s Wonderful Tennessee).  The final act is held in the ballroom of the Highlands Hotel in Glenties, the town where Brian Friel once summer holidayed as a child and is now buried.

It’s an utterly unique and extraordinary way to experience this great play, an exploration of truth, lies and the mystery of inspiration.