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FATHER TIMOTHY FARLEY HAS ALWAYS PREACHED ABOUT MIRACLES. NOW HE HAS TO PERFORM ONE. The Church has sent him a rebellious young deacon...and he’s got just one month to whip him into shape.
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Paul Boultbee as Father Tim Farley
Jason Steele as Mark Dolson
Directed by Lori Lane (Twelve Angry Men) with David Weiss
Produced by Lawrence Hobbs (Cinderella)
...more cast and crew/...
MASS APPEAL is a Tony nominated play that has been performed around the world and made into a movie starring Jack Lemmon. Although set in a Catholic Church it is not really a religious play. It is an exploration of a leader’s inner dilemma about whether one should say what people need to hear or what they want to hear? It is about the bravery needed to put principles before popularity.
Father Tim Farley, an experienced Roman Catholic priest, has made himself popular with his congregation by accepting the Church’s traditional views on such subjects as celibacy and women priests. Mark Dolson, a young seminary student and candidate for the priesthood, irritates the older priest right from the first scene with his insistence on challenging certain Church traditions. He questions whether one should strive to make things right or sit back, be comfortable and tell the congregation what they want to hear, what makes them feel good.
Tim and Mark are two specific characters who do battle with each other in the context of the Catholic Church yet this drama of “need to hear” vs. “want to hear” could be set in a law office, a government, a family or anywhere else. The joy and key to this play is that audiences seem to relate to both characters and ironically this has, over the years, been what has given MASS APPEAL its mass appeal.
Performances of Mass Appeal are:
Mass Appeal is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
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