DANCING AT LUGHNASA

DANCING AT LUGHNASA
By Brian Friel
Directed by Marie Glotzbach
Black Box Studio, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater
October 16th-22nd
All shows at 8:00PM, except the Sunday matinee at 2:00PM

DANCING AT LUGHNASA explores the fragile harmony among five grown sisters in rural northern Ireland in 1936 juxtaposed against the realities of political and religious shifts and the oncoming industrial revolution. Reflected through the memory of Michael, the illegitimate son of one of the sisters, playwright Brian Friel reveals undercurrents of desire and longing, which he interweaves with motifs of music, dancing, and a traditional pagan festival. Cutting between Michael’s adult and seven-year-old selves, Friel takes us back to the Ireland of Michael’s childhood and tries to come to terms with the changes in both family dynamics and Irish culture. On this gauzy screen of memory, caring family ties and nostalgia filter together like a pattern of light and shading in a woodland glen.
SEATING IS VERY LIMITED, SO RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!

For reservations or information, call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439 or email boxoffice@skidmore.edu . For online ticketing, refer to Skidmore College Theater on Facebook or Skidmore.edu/theater



Date/Time: 10/16/2014 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Skidmore College, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Contact: Kathy Mendenhall

Cost: $8-$12

Phone: (518)580-5439

Kid Friendly: 1

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