Plays on the Plaza
September 25 & 26.
Lake Jackson Civic Center Outdoor Plaza.
The public outdoor performances of MOLLY SWEENEY by Brian Friel will be offered free of charge during our inaugural Plays in the Park/Plays on the Plaza series. On September 25 and 26 at 7:30pm, at Lake Jackson Civic Center Veterans Memorial Plaza. Both of these shows will be presented outdoors with ample space for social distancing.
PRESENTING SPONSOR – BASF
Pods of seating will be available and spaced six feet apart. Please remain at your seat unless using the restroom.
Masks will be worn when not seated with your party. Please maintain social distance.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
Please do not attend “Plays in the Park” if you are exhibiting any of the following symptoms: fever, respiratory difficulties, sneezing, running nose, coughing, upset stomach/intestinal distress, chills.
Table – A single ticket reserves one six-sided picnic table large enough for a maximum of six guests from the same household. We recommend bringing your own seat cushion.
Bench – A single ticket reserves one 3-person permanent bench situated under the pergolas at the Civic Center Veterans Memorial Plaza. We recommend bringing your own seat cushion.
Pod – A single ticket reserves one 4-person pod. Please bring your own lawn chairs.
Anyone entering the Civic Center must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose. Restrooms are inside the Civic Center.
THE STORY: Three points of view about a poignant drama are related by three characters addressing the audience directly. First there is Molly, blind since early infancy, who describes her world before and after an operation to restore some of her sight. Her husband, Frank, who pushed Molly into this operation, relates his view of his wife’s journey into sightedness and his dealings with her doctor. Molly’s once-famous eye surgeon, Mr. Rice, watches both Molly and Frank and reveals his opinion of them along with his own fears in handling the operation. Through it all we see each character’s painful and happy histories, their memories and the events that led them to meet. Their stories interweave on stage, threading in and around each other’s lives, until the unexpected and touching conclusion to this striking tale.
Craig Fritz – Frank Sweeney
Mitch Levings – Mr. Rice
Elaine Polemenakos – Molly Sweeney