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    Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel

    Lantern Theater Company

    Online, PA 00000

    Friday January 22nd 2021 to Sunday February 14th 2021

    • Sundays

      12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

    • Mondays

      12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

    • Tuesdays

      12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

    • Wednesdays

      12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

    • Thursdays

      12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

    • Fridays

      12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

    • Saturdays

      12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

    By Brian Friel
    Directed by Peter DeLaurier

    January 22 – February 14, 2021

    "A deeply moving meditation on hope, change, and despair." –The New York Times

    In this New York Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning play, Molly Sweeney leads a full and productive life as a woman with blindness. But her husband Frank can never leave well enough alone. His insistence that she undergo a risky surgery to restore her sight has powerful and unintended consequences. Inspired by Oliver Sacks' essay To See and Not See, legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel tells this gentle tale from the shifting perspectives of Molly, Frank, and the surgeon who values his skills above his patients.

    This live performance was filmed at St. Stephen's Theater in Center City Philadelphia in fall 2020, with strict adherence to all CDC, state, and local health and safety guidelines.

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