The Originals present Dancing at Lughnasa

The Originals present
Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel

Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play

November 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th – 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 9th – 2:30 Matinee

This theatrical masterpiece tells the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936.  The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him.  He is only seven in 1936, the year his elderly uncle, a priest, returns after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony.  For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer.  The sisters acquire their first radio, whose music momentarily transforms them from upright women into shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen, and he meets his father for the first time – a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields.  Featuring Laura Houck, Jennifer Porter, Elisabeth Hardcastle, Francesca Jellison, Casey Turner, Ian Carlsen, Paul Haley, and Keith Anctil.  Directed by Dana Packard

“The most elegant and rueful memory play since The Glass Menagerie.”
– Time Magazine

“This play does exactly what theatre was born to do, carrying both its characters and audience aloft on those waves of distant music and ecstatic release that, in defiance of all language and logic, lets us dance and dream just before night must fall.”
– The New York Times

“This is in no way a play to be missed – simply a wondrous experience.”
– The New York Post

Admission - $25
(pay-what-you-can Sunday, November 9th and Thursday, November 13th)

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