Mr. Rice in Albion Theatre’s “Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel, March 15-31, 2024

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We are looking to fill the final role in our production of Molly Sweeney – Mr. Rice.  March 15-31, 2024


Molly Sweeney tells the story of its title character, Molly, a woman blind since infancy who undergoes an operation to try to restore her sight. The results are not what was hoped for.  This powerful drama tells Molly’s story through monologues from the perspective of three characters: Molly, her husband Frank, and her surgeon, Mr. Rice.  The three actors do not interact.

Mr. Rice

Male, late 40s/50s. Once a renowned eye surgeon, who is now an alcoholic after his wife left him.  Although compassionate, he sees restoring Molly’s eyesight as a way of restoring his career. His “swanky” accent and cynicism hides his insecurity.


Although Mr. Rice was from County Limerick, he speaks, usually, with a “swanky Yankee accent” reflecting his education and time in the US.  However, he does slip into his original accent from time to time.  For the audition, we’re not expecting a perfect accent – just do your best with what you think the character sounds like.  We’ll work accents during the rehearsals.

We encourage actors of all identities and backgrounds to audition.


Auditions are by appointment only. Please send a current resume and headshot to  More information and sides at

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