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dancing at lughnasa
by Brian Friel
April 24-May 4, 2003

Photo: Damon Meledones

The Department of Theatre presents Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. Dancing at Lughnasa was described by Time magazine as "The most elegant and rueful memory play since The Glass Menagerie" when it opened on Broadway in 1992. That year it won the Tony Award, Outer Circle Critics Award and the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play. Originated by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, it is the story of five unmarried sisters, eking out an existence in Ireland of 1936, where their only link to the outside world is a radio, the modern marvel of their life. It is a play of romance and hope, told through the eyes of the one illegitimate son as he remembers life when he was a boy of seven.

Direction: Christopher Owens
Set/Costume Design: Elena Zlotescu
Light/Sound Design: Terry Cobb
Vocal/Dialect Coach: Lynn Watson
Choreography: Dawn Lester