‘Owen Meany’ explores nuances of faith

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s season opener, A Prayer for Owen Meany, is an introspective, honest exploration of fate, friendship and doubt. The play is an abstract, delicate and sometimes raw piece that follows the friendship of two young men in the turbulent years leading up to the Vietnam War. John Wheelwright, the play’s narrator, follows his childhood friendship with the enigmatic Owen Meany, a boy with a small stature and damaged larynx that causes him to speak with a characteristically highpitched voice for the entirety of his life. As they grow, Owen is … Continue reading ‘Owen Meany’ explores nuances of faith