Dancing at Lughnasa
September 4, 2018 - October 7, 2018
By Brian Friel | Directed by Amber Paige McGinnis
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INFECTIOUS. EVOCATIVE. DRAWS YOU STEADILY IN. THE WELL-KNIT EVERYMAN CAST DIGS DEEP... YOU MAY FEEL CAUGHT IN THE UPLIFT.
- THE BALTIMORE SUN
GUARANTEED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST MAGICAL AND MEMORABLE PRODUCTIONS OF BALTIMORE’S THEATRE SEASON. IT'S ENOUGH TO TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.
- DC METRO THEATER ARTS
I COULDN’T HELP BUT BE CAPTIVATED. FIRST CLASS. POETIC. DIRECTOR AMBER PAIGE McGINNIS DID A MASTERFUL JOB.
- MD THEATRE GUIDE
Irish master storyteller Brian Friel casts a nostalgic and transportive Tony Award-winning tale of five unmarried sisters and a household framed by their strength and persistence, where “anything goes”—until it doesn’t. Step back in time to the summer of 1936, and a small Irish village, where Michael recalls pennies pinched, hopes hindered, and love thwarted during a life-changing moment in the Mundy family’s world—where a new radio, a homecoming, and the festive season for dance conjures a ravishing spell of ritual, remembrance, and the Chekhovian riddle of whether “memory” is something one has… or something one has lost.
Please Note: Dancing at Lughnasa runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes and will be performed in two acts with one intermission. The production uses theatrical haze and herbal cigarettes.