CHEWELAH PERFORMING ARTS: Park Avenue Players presents Molly Sweeney

(PRESS RELEASE/Park Avenue Players)

It’s been a dark year, but the Chewelah Center for the Arts and Park Avenue Players are happy to announce its next production with a live audience. Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel, and directed by Cheri Freeman, will open April 23, 2021 and run for two weekends. In this New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award-winning play, Molly Sweeney leads a full and productive life as a woman with blindness. But her husband Frank can never leave well enough alone. His insistence that she undergo a risky surgery to restore her sight has powerful and unintended consequences.

Inspired by Oliver Sacks’ essay To See and Not See, legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel tells this gentle tale from the shifting perspectives of Molly, Frank and the surgeon who values his skills above his patients. This is a small cast due to COVID guidelines; however, it is going to be a powerful evening of drama and entertainment. Kathryn Patton plays Molly Sweeney, Bob Stevens plays Frank Sweeney, and Daniel Greene plays Dr. Rice. Seating is limited to 35 patrons per performance and all attendees must please abide by the current COVID guidelines. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased on line at  You may also call the Center (509-936-9333) to purchase tickets and, if seats are available, tickets will be sold at the door.

Show times are: April 23, 24, 30, and May 1 at 7 p.m. April 25 and May 2 at 2 p.m. So come on out and join us for live theater at the Chewelah Center for the Arts. We’ve missed you.