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Dancing at Lughnasa
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936.Time of the festival of Lughnasa, celebrates pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing!
Show runs June 13 - July 8.
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By Brian Friel

WINNER!

1991 Olivier Award Best Play
1992 Tony Award Best Play
1992 New York Critics Circle Best Play
1992 Outer Critics Circle Best Play

This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters (Smith, Stevenson, Meyer, Eason, and Belvo) eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. 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 out-of-wedlock son of one of the sisters (McGreevy), 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 (Shea), 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, whose music transforms them from correct Catholic women to shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. And he meets his father (Workman) for the first time, a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields. From these small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever.

A woman-dominated cast of regional favorites star in the closing show of our 19th season. We are happy to welcome back the talents of ensemble members Nicole Jeannine Smith (Kate), Katrina Stevenson (Maggie), Jonelle Meyer (Agnes), Caitlin Eason (Rose), Emily Belvo (Chris), Brian Shea (Father Jack), Adam Workman (Gerry), and Michael C. McGreevy (Michael). The show is directed by Producing Artistic Director David M. Jenkins (who also provides the sound design) with designs from Kristen Kochanik Garza (set), Jo Averill-Snell (lights), and Katrina Stevenson (costumes).

Purchase Tickets Here: https://shop.strazcenter.org/Shop/ProductionDetails.aspx?ProdId=22358
Tickets:
Start at $29.50*
* Single tickets start at $29.50. Prices for individual performances will increase based on demand.

Location: Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center, 1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602

Showtimes and Dates:

JUNE
Thu., Jun. 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Fri., Jun. 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sat., Jun. 23, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sun., Jun. 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Thu., Jun. 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Fri., Jun. 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sat., Jun. 30, 2018 at 8:00 PM
JULY
Sun., Jul. 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Thu., Jul. 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Fri., Jul. 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sat., Jul. 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sun., Jul. 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM

More info on Dancing at Lughnasa : https://jobsitetheater.org/dancing-at-lughnasa/






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