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The weather was cold, but clear.. I wore a sweater, two sweatshirts and a blanket. .
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"Dancing at Lughnasa"
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attended Jul 31 2008

This play was awful. It was very boring and horribly tedious.

It wasn't the actors - they did the best they could with this schlock script. After an hour that seemed like 3, we mercifully escaped during intermission.

By far, the worst...continued

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attended Aug 07 2008

This is a sentimental play that is quite moving- with some creative directoral decisions not in the actual play. The cast is strong with several standouts including Brian Simmons unaffected manner, Lydia Berger's seemingly effortless attention to...continued

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attended Aug 17 2008

What an extraordinary play! Everything...from the ingenious set to the marvelous direction to the moving script to the incredible actors...was absolute perfection! I was moved to tears.... Thank you for such a gift!!

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Quotes & Highlights

These performances feature lawn seating.  Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs; picnicking is allowed.  Bring your own food, or order on Oak Park’s website; pre-order is required for meals, but drinks, candy and a selection of items are available for purchase at the concession stand in Austin Gardens.
Sunday’s performances feature special Irish-themed pre-show events. Check Oak Park’s website for more information.


Dancing at Lughnasa

by Brian Friel

Directed by Belinda Bremner

In this unforgettable play, a young boy tells the story of growing up in a fatherless home, raised by his unmarried mother and his four spinster aunts in 1930’s Ireland.