Dancing at Lughnasa – Mainstage Winter 2015

This play is loosely based on the lives of author Brian Friel’s mother and aunts who lived in Glenties, on the west coast of Donegal. Set in the summer of 1936, the play depicts the late summer days when love briefly seems possible for three of the Mundy sisters (Chris, Rose, and Kate) and the family welcomes home the frail elder brother, who has returned from a life as a missionary in Africa. However, as the summer ends, the family foresees the sadness and economic privations under which they will suffer as all hopes fade.

The play takes place in early August, around the festival of Lughnasadh, the Celtic harvest festival. The play describes a bitter harvest for the Mundy sisters, a time of reaping what has been sown.

Performed on the Woodstock High School mainstage in February 2015.

Directed by Christine Connell

CAST

Kate Mundy: Andrea Freeman

Maggie Mundy: Maggie Sturm

Christina Mundy: Patience McKenzie

Rose Mundy: Olivia Berg

Agnes Mundy: Maggie Little

Michael Evans: Amanda Jandernoa

Gerry Evans: Austin Ellegood

Father Jack: Connor Zankle