Emerson Stage

Dancing at Lughnasa

By Brian Friel
Directed by Courtney O'Connor

Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland, 1936. The five Mundy sisters welcome their mentally and physically frail elder brother home from a life as a missionary in Africa – a small act of family charity that signals a sea change in life for the five women. Love blooms briefly for some sisters, and opportunity looms for others, but as summer fades to fall, dreams fade to reality – and the sisters gather to celebrate the harvest festival of Lughnasa together one last time. Elegant, rueful, heartwarming and honest, Dancing at Lughnasa is Brian Friel’s masterpiece – a lyrical tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.

Semel Theater (Directions)
November 6-9, 2014