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.edu

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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

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via an elevator entrance around the left side of the building. Travel between the orchestra level and the lobby and facilities is accessible via the same elevator.


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
Head Electrician
Head Electrician
Musical Director
Props Designer
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Technical Director