Overview


Synopsis

Presented in four monologues by three characters, Brian Friel's Faith Healer is the story of Frank, a traveling showman who also occasionally heals people; his bitter, angry, but still loving wife; and his once-plucky, now-tired manager, who has given up his career to promote Frank. Each monologue sheds more light on events that lead to tragedy, although the characters' memories conflict with each other. Faith Healer is an Irish meditation on the role and responsibility of the artist in society, as well as an exploration of the meanings of healing and salvation.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1979
Genres
Drama
Time & Place
ireland
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
Ideal For
small cast
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

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