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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dancing at Lughnasa

"Set in County Donegal in Ireland, 1936, this profoundly moving play is a semi-autobiographical story of playwright Brian Friel’s childhood when his aunts, the five Mundy sisters, all lived under the same roof. Friel appears in the character of five-year-old love child Michael, making his origins a terrific scandal for the period, and the five spirited sisters themselves are a challenge to the conventions of the community. Dancing at Lughnasa is one of Friel’s undisputed masterpieces, a drama that mixes memory with desire and generous humor with a bittersweet sadness."

Dancing at Lughnasa is a Tony award and Olivier award winning play. It runs until Dec 1 at the Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC.

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