Dancing At Lughnasa
By Brian Friel
Set in pre electrification
Donegal during the Celtic harbest festival of Lughnasa, Brian Friels
masterpiece tells the story of the five Mundy sisters and their brother Jack,
who has returned home from the missions after 25 years.
The story is narrated by
the sisters nephew Michael who recalls the summer spent with his aunts when he
was seven years old. As August gives way to September, Michael recounts his
memory of childhood in Ballybeg where his aunts raised him in their crumbling
rural home. And where they danced to the exciting fleeting melody of the past
and danced against the harsh progressive drum beat of the present.
Winner of an Olivier Award
and a Tony Award, Dancing at Lughnasa is one fo the greatest and best loved
Irish plays of recent times. The Butt Drama Circle bring their production to
the Balor stage before hitting the road for seven festival performances in the
All Ireland Open Drama Competition.