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Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

Sun, Apr 21

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The Delaware Contemporary

Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

Friel’s autobiographical masterpiece plays out through the memories of its narrator, who recounts the events of a single summer from his childhood in 1936 Ireland.

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Apr 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA

About the event

It is the summer harvest festival of Lughnasa, a time when the sun stays up well into the night and emotions are heightened in the small town of Ballybeg - particularly in the home young Michael Mundy shares with his single mother and her four sisters. His uncle has returned from an extended time in Africa, a shadow of the man and priest he once was, and his charming yet unreliable father once more enters the picture, throwing the household into chaos. And the five sisters at the center of it all - the play is dedicated “to the memory of those five brave Glenties women” - come together as one in their determination to keep body and soul together throughout this extraordinarily heady season.

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