Molly Sweeney

Moot Courtroom at the College of Law

In partnership with the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and the Department of Theatre

Written by Ireland’s master storyteller Brian Friel, and inspired in part by researcher Oliver Sacks’ essay “To See and Not See,” Molly Sweeney tells the story of a woman who was blind since childhood. Prompted by the “medical miracle” hopes of both her husband and her surgeon, Molly agrees to a procedure to restore her sight. What follows, in this staged reading featuring U of U Theatre faculty, is a riveting drama about the consequences of pursuing a “cure” at any cost.

Show Dates

Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

Multi-show packages available for 17-18 UtahPresents season - to purchase, click on Buy Tickets and then select either 3 or 5 show package at the top of the performance list. | Price: $10

A deeply moving meditation on hope, change and despair, it’s a compelling piece of theater, one in which the ending applause is only the beginning of the play’s effects.
– The New York Times


Molly Sweeney – Alexandra Harbold
Mr. Rice – Mark Fossen
Frank Sweeney – Nico Cheek-O’Donnell
Reader – Gretchen Case
Dramaturg – Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell
Dialect Coach – Sarah Shippobotham
Director – Robin Wilks-Dunn

Ticket prices:

$10 general public
U of U students $5 (purchase at box office w/ U ID)
U staff/faculty save 10% (purchase at box office w/ U ID)

Ticket delivery options (select at check-out):
Easiest: Order online and print your tickets at home. It’s easy, free, and you won’t have to wait in line.
Pick up at will call:  free
Have them mailed:  $4 fee

Additional Information:

Children under six are not admitted. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. No lap sitting allowed.