Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

08 April 2013 - 11 April 2013
20:00 - 22:30

glór Irish Music Centre, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co Clare
Phone: 065-6843103
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Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
  • €15/€12 conc.
  • presented by Ennis Players

Dancing at Lughnasa, set in the fictional town of Ballybeg, Co. Donegal, is a memory play told from the point of view of the adult Michael Evans, the narrator. He recounts the summer in his unmarried mother and four spinster aunts' cottage when he was seven years old. Each of the five women provide emotional support to each other (at times reluctantly). However, this summer, their elderly brother, a priest, has ''come home to die'' after a lifetime in Africa, and at the same time, the boy's father arrives, only to announce that he's on his way to Spain to fight against Franco. Life goes on for the five sisters and they continue to cope as a close-knit group, although affected by the presence of the two men... until something happens that disrupts the very fabric of that cohesiveness beyond repair.
Directed by Allen Flynn and Jackie Scanlan
Cast and characters:
Kate Mundy : Rachel Culligan
Rose Mundy : Emer O'Flaherty
Maggie Mundy : Brid Finnegan
Agnes Mundy : Saoirse Byrne
Chris Mundy : Tara Manning
Fr. Jack : John Finn
Gerry : Joe Varden
Narrator : Jim Manning

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