Faith Healer (Port Townsend)
Rediscover your own inner journey at a performance of "Faith Healer" by Discovery Bay Players. Steer clear of the doldrums by celebrating the spirit of Ireland and reliving its passionate story. Simulate a Dublin night out by taking in "Faith Healer", a dark Celtic tale by Ireland's premiere playwright Brian Friel and directed by David Hillman. Look for the Irish flag out front. Meet the low-rent faith healer Frank Hardy (Steve Treacy, Aea), his wife Grace (Michelle Hensel), and his road manager Teddy (Doug Taylor) as they recount their own peculiar versions of events leading up to an ill-fated homecoming in Ireland. Chat with the actors in the lobby after the show.
About "Faith Healer", The Chameleon Theatre, Port Townsend, Michael C. Moore, reviewer for the Kitsap Sun wrote: "If 'Faith Healer' sounds like a rough go, from a spectator's standpoint, it is. But the sheer, painful beauty of Friel's storytelling, and the gripping, thoughtful performances by all three cast members in bringing that story to life, make Discovery Bay Players' debut a strong candidate for an evening's investment."
Seattle audience member Peter Ong Lim wrote (Facebook): "Emotional raw and powerful stuff. It grabs you by the throat and never lets go. After the play, no one stood to leave for around 5 minutes or so." Elizabeth Lindell wrote (The Seattle Times webpage): "Loved this play! Totally mysterious and engrossing. I've seen this play once before but this version was better, even though it was in a smaller theatre. The guy who played the faith healer was awesome and the other two were also. I was into the story all the way through but then confused at the end - what happened exactly? I'm not sure if he dies or what but it was spooky." The Irish Seattle News wrote: "It is a stunning 3 person rendition of Brian Friel's amazing play."
Shows are 7:00pm Fridays & Saturdays and 2:00pm Sundays, October 15 - 24 at The Chameleon Theatre. Tickets ($18) available now at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/132485 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Remaining tix at The Food Co-op (414 Kearney Street) or at the door.
Discovery Bay Players (www.discoverybayplayers.com) is a new group producing literate transformative plays, especially by American and Irish playwrights. We use professional-level talent, rehearse shows in Port Townsend, then stage full play productions in Puget Sound area theatres. Discovery Bay Players opened this first show at Odd Duck Studio, Seattle, and now proudly steers "Faith Healer" home to Port Townsend for six pre-Halloween shows at The Chameleon Theatre.
The Chameleon Theatre
800 West Park Avenue
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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