|Dancing at Lughnasa’ is closing early, following matinee performance on Sunday, March 15th|
|In light of the recent COVID-19 situation,Dancing at Lughnasa will be closing its run a week early.
The company will go ahead with scheduled performances Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 15th before closing.
If you have tickets for next week you may exchange them for one of the remaining performances, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the box office at 613-233-4523 for a refund; or credit for a future show. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll assume you want to donate your tickets to the show, as a gesture of support to Three Sisters and SevenThirty Productions.
We are taking extra steps to ensure that we are sterilizing and cleaning to a higher degree than normal, especially things like door handles and counter surfaces. We have also begun using disinfectant wipes on theatre chair armrests before each performance.
Another newsletter will be sent with further cancellations, in the next few days. Thank you for your understanding in this matter, we hope to get back to normal as soon as possible.
By Brian Friel
Directed by John P. Kelly
Evening performances @ 7:30pm
Matinees @ 2:30pm
Preview March 11 @ 7:30pm
It is 1936, and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters. In this extraordinary play, we meet these correct Catholic women at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. The man of the house – seven year old Michael – finally meets his elderly uncle, a priest, returning after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony, and watches as music from the radio transforms his mother and aunts into shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. And in the same two days, who should turn up but Michael’s father, a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields.
“…this play does exactly what theater was born to do, carrying both its characters and audience aloft on those waves of distant music and ecstatic release that, in defiance of all language and logic, let us dance and dream just before night must fall.”—NY Times.
Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, Dancing at Lughnasa is widely regarded as Brian Friel’s masterpiece.
RUN TIME: 2.5 hours. Includes intermission
Senior (65+): $36
Student/Artist/Unwaged/Preview/Wed matinee: $24
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