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November 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15
Odenbear Theatre presents Faith Healer at the Salida SteamPlant Theater.
Saturday November 25th at 7:30pm.
Sunday November 26th at 2:00pm.
About the Performance
Faith Healer is an Irish drama produced and presented by the Taos-based Odenbear Theatre Company and is about the life of the faith healer Francis Hardy as monologued through the shifting memories of Hardy, his wife, Grace, and stage manager, Teddy.
Each character is seeking absolution of their perceived sins as they review their lives, all the while trying to battle and suppress their internal struggles. Does Frank Hardy possess actual healing powers? Can Grace, his wife, manage to hang on to the thin ribbon of her sanity? And does Teddy, Frank’s stage manager, hold the truth about all the years that the trio spent together living out of a dirty van as they crisscrossed Ireland, Scotland and the UK applying Frank’s healing skills in pubs and church basements?
The play is directed by Bruce Katlin and stars Jeff Spicer as Francis Hardy, Irene Loy as Grace, and Jim Hatch as Teddy.
Read the preview from Live Taos here.
Tickets are $15 and are available at the SteamPlant Box Office.
About Odenbear Theatre
From Jim Hatch, Odenbear Theatre Artistic Director:
“Theatre is all about energy—an immediate exchange between actor and audience. A live performance is created in real-time with living beings, lights, sound, and staging—always fresh, no retakes or edits.
A play, like a river, is never the same at any two given moments, never “wrapped” or “in the can.” Anything can happen.
Indeed, playwright Tom Stoppard called theatre “a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.” Fortunately, disaster is rare, but the unexpected is common.
Stage actors must improvise at that instant and the audience is complicit. While technology brings more and more entertainment (predictable and boring) to our fingertips and devices, it lacks the spark, the spontaneity of human interaction. Only live theatre energizes. We can never have too much!”