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Ithaca College Theatre will present Brian Frielís Dancing at Lughnasa, winner of three Tony Awards. Performances will be held at 8:00 p.m. on November 29 and December 1, 2, and 3, with 2:00 p.m. matinees on December 3 and 4. All performances will be held in the Clark Theatre, Dillingham Center.
Tickets range in price from $4.50 to $10.00 and can be purchased at the Ithaca College Theatre ticket office in Dillingham Center or by calling (607) 274-3224. Group discounts are available.
The Lughnasa festival of light and rebirth provides the playís offstage backdrop and stirs up the conflict of pagan and Christian cultures. One by one, the sisters submit to the lure of the earth, dancing like dervishes, remembering pilgrimages to past dances and their lost innocence. Michael is the silent witness who will tell their story in its context of personal, cultural, emotional, and economic change.
Dancing at Lughnasa achieved critical acclaim and commercial success on Broadway in 1992. Friel has also authored Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Translations. In his plays, Friel examines the issue of memory on both a cultural and personal level.