Dancing at Lughnasa

by  Brian Friel

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 5f

Premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, this multi-award-winning play is about five impoverished spinster sisters in a remote part of County Donegal in 1936.

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Dancing at Lughnasa

by  Brian Friel

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Premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, this multi-award-winning play is about five impoverished spinster sisters in a remote part of County Donegal in 1936. With them live Michael, seven-year-old son of the youngest sister, and Jack, the'sisters' elder brother, a missionary priest newly returned from Africa. The even's of that summer are narrated in recall by the adult Michael, unfolding a tender study of these women's lives.
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  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Setting: Composite set: a kitchen and garden
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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3m, 5f
M3 (30s, 53) F5 (26, 30s)
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Brian Friel

Brian Friel (1929-2015) largely considered modern Ireland's leading playwright, was born to a schoolmaster and a postmistress. After working as a teacher in Derry for ten years, he married Anne Morrison and moved to Donegal to begin writing in earnest. His first significant theatrical success was Philadelphia, Here I C ...

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