Cast Members
Dancing at Lughnasa
(Order of Appearance)
Wade Martin as Michael
Carol Oliva as Maggie
Denise L. Giblin as Chris
Nancy Leary as Agnes
Jessica Ellis-Wilson as Rose
Lucy Bly as Kate
Bob Gillet as Jack
Robert Duquette as Gerry
Production Crew
Dancing at Lughnasa
Stage Manager ... Lee J. Fortier
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Dancing at Lughnasa

by Brian Friel; Directed by Stephen R. Kay
  • Mar 26-29, 2003, 8:00 PM;
  • Mar 30, 2003, 2:30 PM;
  • Apr 2-5, 2003, 8:00 PM

The story of five unmarried sisters, one with a young son, eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. It is 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. When the sisters finally dance to a wild Irish tune, they embody the core of the human spirit that cannot be vanquished by time or loss, or fully expressed in language.