ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE
| June 13 – October 6
by BRIAN FRIEL
Directed by CRAIG HALL
Designed by CHRISTINA PODDUBIUK
Lighting designed by BONNIE BEECHER
Music composed by JAMES SMITH
“Was it all chance? Or skill?
Or illusion? Or delusion?
Precisely what power did I possess?”
Faith Healer is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Three versions of the same story – but which one is true? This mesmerizing tale centres on a small-time faith healer who travels the countryside, miraculously curing the sick (or does he?) in every small town along the way. We also meet his wife (or is it his mistress?) who tells us her own tale of faith and healing; and his manager Teddy, who has his own version of events. Brian Friel is one of Ireland’s master playwrights, and Faith Healer one of his many worldwide successes.
Brain Friel is, of course, renowned as a compelling storyteller and within those stories reside unforgettable characters who present great opportunities for actors to soar. Enjoy watching three of our great senior actors do just that. – JM
Faith Healer is recommended for ages 16+