Award-Winning Irish Drama Dancing at Lughnasa
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All offers for Dancing at Lughnasa have expired.
The last date listed for Dancing at Lughnasa was Saturday July 16, 2005 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Raven Theatre East Stage:
- Full Price:
- $22.00 - $36.00
- Our Price:
- $11.00 - $18.00
An innocent young writer struggling with his own homosexuality has his eyes opened to the dark and desperate side of society when he moves into a 1930s New Orleans rooming house and meets its collection of ailing and eccentric residents. A fascinating bookend to Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning career, the famed playwright began writing this autobiographical play when he first moved to the French Quarter in 1938, but it wasn't completed and staged until 1977. This Raven Theatre revival highlights the poetic language and vivid characters that would echo throughout Williams' most famous works, including The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Learn More
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“Dancing at Lughnasa is now receiving an altogether beguiling revival by Raven Theatre in a fleet and refreshingly unsentimental production…One of the most attractive and welcoming storefront operations in the city.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Dancing at Lughnasa moves to a zestful and youthful beat…smart, visually appealing and refreshingly unsentimental.” —Chicago Tribune
Brian Friel’s award-winning Irish drama tells the story of five sisters eking out an existence on a farm in a remote region of Donegal, Ireland. In their struggle for survival, they celebrate their lives with dance, humor and illusions of romance, while desperately trying to maintain their way of life in a rapidly changing world.