A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany

A novel by JOHN IRVING
Adapted by SIMON BENT

Not Currently Playing
Marx Theatre

Directed by BLAKE ROBISON

Believe in miracles. Adapted from the bestselling novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany is a sweeping saga of friendship, destiny and the miracle of faith. Set against the backdrop of societal upheaval in America during the 1960s, this heartwarming and often amusing story recounts the unbreakable bond between Owen and John, who remain forever linked by a tragic childhood accident. The aftermath propels John into a lifelong journey of questions regarding his own spiritual beliefs. At the same time, Owen surfaces with the unwavering conviction that he is an instrument of God. After capturing the imagination of generations of readers, Owen Meany has become an extraordinary and unforgettable theatrical event.

"Staged with epic flair ... Owen Meany soars." — The Washington Post

 

ADVISORY: A Prayer for Owen Meany is appropriate for adult and older teenage audiences. While a powerful story of friendship and faith, the play also contains very strong adult language and mature themes.

RUNNING TIME: The show runs approximately 2 hours and 27 minutes, including one intermission.

Ernaisja Curry

Mary Beth/Ensemble

Annie Fitzpatrick

Barb Wiggins/Mitzy Lish/Jarvit Mother/Ensemble

Laura Gordon

Harriet Wheelwright/Ensemble

Tatum Hunter

Girl/Jarvit Daughter/Ensemble

Naomi Jacobson

Mrs. Meany

Jared Joplin

Rector Wiggins/Coach Chickering/Randy White/Major Rawls/Ensemble

John Lescault

Reverend Merrill

Sean Mellott

Owen Meany/Lenny Bruce

Matt Mundy

Harold Crosby/Larry Lish/Jarvit Boy/Ensemble

Kevin Orton

Mr. Fish/Chief Pike/Dr. Dolder/Ensemble

Lawrence Redmond

Mr. Meany

Gardner Reed

Tabitha Wheelright/Ensemble

Koray Tarhan

Boy/Ensemble

Jeremy Webb

John Wheelright

David Whalen

Dan Needham/Jarvit Father/Ensemble

Kate Wilford

Lydia/Sam White/Ensemble

Simon Bent

Playwright

John Irving

Book

Blake Robison

Director

James Kronzer

Set Designer

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