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Dancing At Lughnasa (2014)

Mar 22nd to 29th 2014

Written by Brian Friel

Directed by Annie Woodward

Premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, this multi-award-winning play is about five impoverished spinster sisters in a remote part of County Donegal at harvest time in 1936. The five Mundy sisters, whose ages range from twenty-six to forty live in a house outside the village of Ballybeg and are barely able to make ends meet. With them live Michael, seven-year-old son of the youngest sister, and Jack, the sisters' elder brother, a missionary priest newly returned from Africa. The event's of that summer are narrated in recall by the adult Michael, unfolding a tender and warm study of these women's lives. The play has won many awards including an Olivier and a Tony. In 1998 it was made into a film starring Meryl Streep.