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


8pm on Thu Nov 6, Fri Nov 7, Sat Nov 8
2pm on Sat Nov 8 & Sun Nov 9


$12 General Audience / $8 Emerson Community
Available in person at any Emerson College box office, by calling (617) 824-8000 or going online

The Cast

Michael Jonathan Acorn
Kate Brenna Sweet
Maggie Roisin Dowling
Agnes Jamie Ahlborn
Rose Jamie Davenport
Chris Austin Davis
Gerry Simon Kiser
Jack Nicholas Brownson

The Creative Team

Director Courtney O'Connor
Scenic Designer Julia Kreitman
Costume Designer Becky Carr
Lighting Designer Marta Williams
Sound Designer Arshan Gailus
Props Master Ron DeMarco & Jessica Kemp
Dramaturgs Kerri Killeen & Nico Walsh
Assistant Director Mary Beth Makara
Associate Lighting Designer Stephen Wilkinson
Assistant Lighting Designer Maddison Young
Assistant Scenic Designer Corey Umlauf
Scenic Artist Lauren McLean
Master Electrician Marisa Jack
Assistant Master Electrician Jeremy Stein
Production Sound Engineer Andrew Duncan Will
Production Supervisor Emily Pathman
Assistant Production Supervisor Lina Benich
1st ASM Taylor Starr
Stage Manager Cate Agis