The play was fantastic! I was suitably impressed!
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012
JibJam Productions in Atlanta, Ga. has mounted a fine production of Brian Friel's Faith Healer. Audiences are engaged, enthralled, and avoiding throwing hard earned income to the New York Broadway money drain.
A Theatrical Staycation! A better alternative to a New York Spend-Your-Hard-Earned-Money-Down-The-Drain-Quickly-Cation.
View this YouTube video of some opening night clips of the 2006 Broadway Production. Listen to the monologues by all three actors, and the interviews of the actors and director. It is only 6+ minutes long. The interviews are much more engaging than the clips of the acting.
JibJam audiences don't need Hollywood star power to be convinced they have just seen something great. Audiences walk out of JibJam's Production of Faith Healer with wow power, not star power. Heart power. Not a movie message from the distant stars. JibJam awakens the heart in this production of Faith Healer. The people in the seats are the stars. The people in the seats are the important part of JibJam's equation.
An audience member last week says: "I saw a performance last week of “Faith Healer,” which consists of three characters reflecting on the twenty years they spent together traveling the countryside of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Frank, the faith healer, Grace, his wife, and Teddy, his manager, each share, in monologue, the events that shaped their time together. The play is by acclaimed Irish dramatist Brian Friel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Friel. The director of the 2006 Broadway production calls it one of the most important plays written in the last 50 years!"
Told with depth, humor, contradiction and heart, Friel’s play examines the lenses we each create to view the few vital and memorable events that occur in every life. Faith Healer exposes the fragility of truth and the flexibility of memory.
The play unfolds in 4 acts, each starring a separate member of the cast. The new theater company's producer plays the central character Frank, the Irish Faith Healer who is not really the master of his own ability. His wife is played by an actress with flaming red hair who masters the tenderness and the tragedy of her part, and Theo Harness (a veteran of many Actor's Express, and other, roles) is Frank's manager, Teddy, who provides a context to the story as a whole.
The performance is at The Old Church at 470 Candler Park Drive - go south of Ponce de Leon on Moreland Avenue to the heart of little Five Points, turn left on McClendon at the traffic light, and go about 6 blocks until you turn left on Candler Park Drive and the church is on your left in the second block. "
See more information at http://www.jibjam.org. Patrons purchasing tickets at the web site can use Promo Code "Mary Lin", and JibJam will donate up to $6 of your ticket price to Arts programs at Mary Lin Elementary School, an Atlanta Public School just down the street from the Theatre Venue. JibJam is supporting other schools and theatres as well. See more information at http://www.jibjam.org.
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And forget New York. Attend theatre in your community. And keep supporting it. You will find that you have diamonds at home, and only asphalt in New York!