Dancing at Lughnasa: Brian Friel's Tony Award-Winning Irish Drama
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Written by celebrated dramatist, author and director Brian Friel (Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Dancing at Lughnasa), Faith Healer centers on Frank Hardy, his wife Grace and his manager Teddy. Hardy is an Irish faith healer who travels through the U.K. performing his "gift," which sometimes fails him. This story of love, memory, belief and choice unfolds over the course of four monologues, presenting the plot from multiple perspectives. A critical darling since its 1979 Broadway debut, Faith Healer has enjoyed numerous revivals. 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.