FAITH HEALER BY BRIAN FRIEL

FAITH HEALER BY BRIAN FRIEL

Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Sun 11th, Fri 16th, Sat 17th & Sun 18th August
West Donegal Village Halls - Glenties, Portnoo & Ardara (ROI), Donegal
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Donegal, Here I Come! Lughnasa FrielFest

 

Brian Friel’s monologue masterpiece in four acts premiered on Broadway in 1979 and is an exploration of truth, lies and the mystery of inspiration. In its West Donegal promenade setting, as presented by Arts Over Borders since 2015, it has acquired a cult-like status with audiences and actors alike.  The play is a journey to Ballybeg, (Friel’s fictional small town) and is set during the time of Lughnasa (the Gaelic word for August).  One story, three storytellers, four monologues – and in this presentation no director and no rehearsals – each actor offers his or her interpretation of their role.  The first three acts take place in different village halls – Edininfagh Glen (Frank), Portnoo (Grace), Ardara  (Teddy). The audience travels by bus, stopping along the way for an interval barbecue on Portnoo Pier, the setting for Friel’s Wonderful Tennessee.  The 4th 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.

 

Week 1: Cast (August 9 – 11)

  • Frank – Patrick Bergin
  • Grace – Dearbhla Molloy
  • Teddy – Robert Glenister

Week 2: Cast (August 16 – 18)

  • Frank – Paul McGann
  • Grace – Amelia Bullmore
  • Teddy – Pearce Quigley

 


Booking is essential!

Ticket Price (incl. bus trip and barbeque picnic):
€30

DATES & TIMES:
Friday, August 9th – 5pm
Saturday, August 10th – 4pm
Sunday, August 11th – 3pm
Friday, August 16th – 5pm
Saturday, August 17th – 4pm
Sunday, August 18th – 3pm

Event Duration: 270 – 300 mins (4.5 – 5 hours)

Locations:
West Donegal Village Halls – Glenties, Portnoo & Ardara (ROI)

Pick-Up Point: Glenties Market Hall

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Bus departs from Glenties Market promptly at times listed above
  • As previously stated, ticket price includes Bus Trip and Barbeque Picnic