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Dancing at Luchnasa

Written by Brian Friel, Directed by Carolyn Boone
Quintero
November 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 8pm and November 13, 20 at 2pm

Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Chosen by Time magazine as one of the ten best plays for 1991, saying it is "The most elegant and rueful memory play since The Glass Menagerie." "…this play does exactly what theater was born to do, carrying both its characters and audience aloft on those waves of distant music and ecstatic release that, in defiance of all language and logic, let us dance and dream just before night must fall." —NY Times. "This is no way a play to be missed—simply a wondrous experience. Experience it." —NY Post.

Five unmarried sisters eke out their lives in a small village in Ireland in l936. 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. Told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters, small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever. Widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, this haunting play is Friel's tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.