By Brian Friel
Directed by Jordan Hunt
Set in the fictional Irish village of Ballybeg, Ireland, DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a memory play, told from the perspective of the adult narrator, Michael Evans. He recalls one summer he spent at his aunts’ home when he was seven years old. It was the summer of 1936 and young Michael watches as his aunts search for and find the potential for love–only to lose it as the hardships of life begin to cripple them. Brian Friel’s multi award-winning play is a masterpiece, portraying the strength and bravery of five sisters who dance wildly in a final celebration of their lives, before they change forever.