Dancing at Lughnasa

Jun 13, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018

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Winner: 1991 Olivier Award Best Play, 1992 Tony Award Best Play, 1992 New York Critics Circle Best Play, 1992 Outer Critics Circle Best Play.

Memories and storytelling interweave into a stunning portrayal of provincial Irish life for five unmarried women in the summer of 1936. Michael Evans, now a grown man, recalls this life-changing summer: he is seven years old, in the care of his unmarried mother and her four sisters – as his father and radicalized uncle unexpectedly return during the pagan festival of Lughnasa. Their arrival upends the already precarious existence of wild Irish women tethered to a Catholic-controlled life in post-war Ireland. The summer colors Michael’s world forever after. Winner of both the Tony® and Olivier awards for Best Play, Brian Friel’s autobiographically-inspired work captures the confounding tension between the free-spirited lyricism of the Irish soul and the harsh boundaries of religious and colonial rules.

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