Brian Friel's Masterpiece DANCING AT LUGHNASA Set for the Everyman
Brian Friel's masterpiece, "Dancing at Lughnasa" has opened to critical acclaim at Cork's Everyman Theatre. Director, Julie Kelleher, working with a superb cast, and extremely talented production team, brings a deft touch to this staging of Friel's best-known play. Drawing the audience in from the very beginning, the deep poignancy of this well crafted play is fully realised on the Everyman stage.
For the story of the five single Mundy sisters, living in the fictional town of Ballybeg in rural Donegal in the 1930s, Friel was using memories passed on to him by his mother, from her own upbringing in Donegal. With his incredible ear for language, the play's dialogue captures and conveys the atmosphere of a time and place. The characters are brilliantly brought to life by the large cast and Deirdre Dwyer's set and costume design is flawless. Music is integral to this play and Irene Buckley's compositions suit the mood perfectly.
The Everyman has firmly positioned itself as a producer of high quality drama and this production of "Dancing at Lughnasa" enhances this well deserved reputation. Continuing at the theatre until August 26th, do not miss this opportunity to see a world-class production of an Irish classic. Booking on www.everymancork.com or 021 4501 673.