Henley’s Act of Faith


Joe Pabst in Faith Healer

Joe Pabst in Faith Healer

Faith Healer is Henley Street Theatre Company’s submission for the ACTS OF FAITH FESTIVAL  in Richmond this year. They are an amazing young company that proves good product will survive despite the economy.  To learn more about Acts of Faith Festival click here.  To learn more about Henley Street Theatre Company click here.

Henley Street Theatre is pleased to announce the next show in its main stage 2012-13 season – Faith Healer by Brian Friel.  This show will preview on Thurs Jan 31st and open on Feb 1st – running through Feb 23rd, 2013 at SPARC Center for the Performing Arts.

Written by one of Ireland’s most beloved playwrights, Faith Healer depicts three fascinating characters – an alcoholic, charismatic faith healer Frank, his love-starved companion Grace and his devoted promoter Teddy – who tell conflicting versions of the same story.  In this darkly lyrical tale examines how subjective truths inform the choices we make.

  • Faith Healer is a Richmond Premiere.
  • This show is part of the Richmond Acts of Faith Festival – the largest faith based theatre festival in the United States.
  • Nominated for 4 Tony Awards.
  • There will be two Sunday talk-backs, hosted by Pastor Alex Evans, Second Presbyterian Church.  The talk-backs will examine the subject truths of the play.
  • Faith Healer stars Joe Pabst, Richmond director (Patsy Cline) and actor, Katie McCall, winner of the Richmond Theatre Critic Circle Award for Best Actress and Williamsburg award-winning actor Ron Reid.




By Brian Friel

Directed by James Ricks

January 31 – February 23, 2013

A Richmond Premiere!

Part of the Richmond Acts of Faith Festival

“Mesmerizing…a major work of art” – The New York Times

“One of the most quietly powerful and influential of Irish plays of the last 30 years.” – THE GUARDIAN


“Modern plays come no finer than Faith Healer, the great masterpiece among his many splendid works.” – THE TELEGRAPH


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