By Tulis McCall
Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney is a subtle play that leads the listener down a path rarely traveled. The subject is Molly herself and whether it is wise to try an operation that might restore her sight. Nearly blind from birth this woman has a world that is all her own, but that lets her interact with people easily and freely. When her husband Frank takes it into his head that she would be better off with sight, her world is threatened, and the consequences are mighty.
Keen Company’s production is disappointing in its failure to lift the language off the page and bid it welcome us. The accents are uneven, the actors tentative, and the story untethered. This production skates over the surface of a play that is very, very deep.
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MOLLY SWEENEY by Brian Friel; Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Scenic Design by Steven Kemp; Costume Design by Jennifer Pair; Lighting Design by Anshuman Bhatia
WITH Paul O’Brien, Pamela Sabaugh and Tommy Schrider
To purchase single tickets to Molly Sweeney and Blues for an Alabama Sky, visit the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), order online at Telecharge.com, or order by phone at 212-239-6200. For more information, visit KeenCompany.org.