Dancing at Lughnasa: Brian Friel's Tony Award-Winning Irish Drama
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Set in a haunted mansion in rural Ireland in 1822, The Veil weaves Ireland's troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love and the circularity of time. Written by Conor McPherson, the Tony-winning playwright of The Seafarer, the atmospheric play features a crumbling estate, a hasty marriage to settle debts, strange voices and, ultimately, a séance -- the consequences of which are catastrophic. This is the U.S. premiere of McPherson's acclaimed drama, which debuted in 2011 at London's National Theatre, where it was described as a Chekhovian play "full of ghosts and things that go bump in the night ... [a] strange and fitfully entertaining drama" (The Telegraph). Learn More
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Directed by Craig Allen Mummey, featuring David Dubov, Rebecca Ellis, Doug Krehbel, Steve LaRocque, Leah Mazade, Stephanie Mumford, Laura Russell, and Alyssa Sanders.
Dancing at Lughnasa_ opened on Broadway in October, 1991 and won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play.
This extraordinary play, widely regarded as Friel’s masterpiece, is the study of five unmarried sisters, named for Friel’s mother and sisters, (“those five brave, Glenties women”) who live in a modest cottage in Donegal. On the threshold of the autumn of 1936, the household revolves around the eight year old love-child, Michael, and the Mundy brother priest, Uncle Jack, recently returned from 25 years in a leper colony in Uganda. Ancient tribal customs and Christian beliefs clash as the autumnal fires celebrating the Harvest God, Lugh, bathe the high grass in golden light and distant music on the radio floats across the fields.
The sisters, with unfailing courage and sweet forgiveness dance in a wild, final celebration of their way of life before it changes forever.