Milwaukee Irish Arts presents a staged reading of Faith Healer by Brian Friel. One of the masterpieces of Ireland’s greatest playwright, Faith Healer weaves together the stories of a travelling healer, his wife and his manager. From their different versions of the healer’s performances and a terrible event at the center of the drama, Friel creates a powerful and haunting work of art.

The play was voted as one of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th century in a poll conducted by Royal National Theatre and has been named by The Independent as one of the “40 best plays of all time”.

“The writing is beautiful, supple, rhythmical, charged with the slow, sure throb of despair and enchantment…Brian Friel is the most profound and poetic of contemporary Irish dramatists.” (Observer).

This is a “pay what you can” play. Due to limited seating we are requiring a $12 donation to reserve a seat in advance. Seating is open. You can show up at the event and attend if seating is available with a donation of your choice. To reserve a seat in advance please go to our ticketing portal  –


Frank: Robert W. C. Kennedy

Grace: Libby Amato

Teddy: Bo Johnson*

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Director: James J Gallagher

Dramaturg: Eamonn O'Neill

Administration: Pam Kissinger

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Sunstone Studios MKE is a small, independent theater space conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee, WI. We believe a diverse community of artists sharing resources in a physical space builds a vibrant culture focused on pushing the limits of art. From the floorboards to the balcony, we commit to creating an equitable space in which partnering with the Black and Brown communities of Milwaukee, the LGBTQIA2S+ communities of Milwaukee, the marginalized communities of artists who are neither Black, Brown nor White, and the communities of artists of all abilities are our priority. We stand in the gap as fellow artists and creatives to offer space rental and membership with access to shared services, value-added features, and programming with a significant focus on outreach to marginalized communities.

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Sunstone Studios MKE
127 E Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Phone: 414-763-5720