Mary’s Wedding and Molly Sweeney
By Stephen Massicotte
Directed by Christine Crawfis
Friday December 3 (8pm) and Saturday December 4 (2pm)
A love story set against the backdrop of World War I, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival, a moving memorial to both the Great War and great love.
By Brian Freil
Directed by Cindy Topps
Saturday December 4 (8pm) and Sunday December 5 (2pm)
Three points of view about a poignant drama are related by three characters addressing the audience directly. First there is Molly, blind since early infancy, who describes her world before and after an operation to restore some of her sight. Her husband, Frank, who pushed Molly into this operation, relates his view of his wife’s journey into sightedness and his dealings with her doctor. Molly’s once-famous eye surgeon, Mr. Rice, watches both Molly and Frank and reveals his opinion of them along with his own fears in handling the operation. Through it all we see each character’s painful and happy histories, their memories and the events that led them to meet. Their stories interweave on stage, threading in and around each other’s lives, until the unexpected and touching conclusion to this striking tale.