Barrington Stage Company mounts a new production of Brian Friel's Faith Healer on the Massachusetts theatre's St. Germain Stage, officially opening August 5 after beginning performances August 1. The run will continue through August 27.
A familiar face is at the helm: Julianne Boyd, the company's founding artistic director who ended her 28-year tenure leading the company last year. Boyd has assembled a cast led by Christopher Innvar as Frank, co-starring alongside Mark H. Dold as Teddy and Gretchen Egolf as Grace. Casting is by McCorkle Casting's Pat McCorkle and Rebecca Weiss.
The work follows a faith healer traveling the Welsh and Scottish countryside. Presented as four monologues, the play cycles through the same events from multiple vantage points. The play premiered in 1979 at Boston's Colonial Theatre, later playing a brief run on Broadway. In the years since, Faith Healer has become a classic of Irish playwriting, with a number of revivals worldwide.