* * * * *
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel
Maria Sundquist - Producer
Ronald A. Cook - Stage Director
Karen Hoff - Stage Manager
Robert MacRobbie - Technical Director
"This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in l936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts. He is only seven in 1936, the year his elderly uncle, a priest, returns after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony...." - Samuel French online
Introducing our cast!
Paul D'Onofrio - Michael Evans
Kate Beattie - Kate Mundy
Daphne Nayar - Maggie Mundy
Jaime Freedman - Agnes Mundy
Sharon Dow - Rose Mundy
Hannah Clifford - Christina Mundy
David LeBahn - Gerry Evans
Lou Fuoco - Father Jack
Production dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM on November 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2016; with a 2:00 PM Sunday matinée on November 13th.
Performances take place in the
Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church - Melrose, MA
(As for accessibility of the locale: five steps up, single floor to navigate
with slight slope up for refreshments and restrooms.)
2016-2017 Season under way. Now interviewing directors for the winter and spring 2017 shows.
* * * * *
In addition to the support gleaned from ticket sales and fund raising, we invite you to further our work through tax-deductible donations!*
* * * * *