A Prayer for Owen Meany

The 2012 Freshman Show

by Simon Bent (adapted from the novel by John Irving)

Poster of A Prayer for Owen Meany

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice- not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany. With a cast of over thirty characters, Irving’s modern American classic explodes onto the stage in a paradoxical challenge to memory, life, God, and prayer.If you would like to be involved in this production in any capacity, please e-mail the producer at jonathan.lian@yale.eduPurchase tickets: https://ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=yale

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Performance Dates & Times

April 5, 2012 - 8:00pm

April 6, 2012 - 8:00pm

April 7, 2012 - 2:00pm

April 7, 2012 - 8:00pm


Yale Repertory Theatre


Reverend Merrill
Rector Wiggins/Mr. Fish/Randy White/Jarvit Father
Owen Meany
Mr. Meany/Dr. Dolder/Chief Pike
Mrs. Meany
John Wheelwright
Boy/Coach Chickering/Major Rawls
Barb Wiggins/Mrs. Lish/Jarvit Mother
Tabitha Wheelwright
Harold Crosby/Larry Lish/Jarvit Boy
Mary Beth/Sam White/Jarvit Daughter
Dan Needham

Production Team

Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Master Electrician
Master Electrician
Musical Director
Props Designer
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Technical Director