Theatre Production - Dancing at Lughnasa

Saturday, November 02, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Theatre Production
Department of Theatre

Dancing at Lughnasa is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. 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. He is only seven in the summer of 1936, the year his elderly uncle, a priest, returns after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony. For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer. The sisters acquire their first radio, and he meets his father for the first time. From these small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever. Widely regarded as Brian Friel’s masterpiece, this haunting play is Friel’s tribute to the spirit and valor of the past. Visit Theatre Department for more information.

Tickets cost $3 BYU-Idaho Students/$6 General Public

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