Photo Flash: Two River Theater Presents DANCING AT LUGHNASA
Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, directed by Jessica Stone. The press opening is Friday, April 20 at 7pm and performances will continue through Sunday, May 14 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org.
Friel's play-set in the summer of 1936, during the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasa-is a modern masterpiece about the Mundy sisters, five unmarried women who live together in County Donegal, on the west coast of Ireland. Their brother, Father Jack, has just returned from 25 years as a missionary in Uganda. The story is framed by the memories of the narrator, Michael, the grown-up illegitimate son of one of the sisters, who also speaks the lines of his seven-year-old self as he remembers that summer, when everything seemed to be on the brink of change.
The company includes Megan Byrne (Kate), Michael Cumpsty (Jack), Meredith Garretson (Chris), Mylinda Hull (Maggie), Cillian O'Sullivan (Gerry), Christa Scott-Reed (Agnes), Mandy Siegfried (Rose), and Harry Smith (Michael).
The creative team includes choreographer Connor Gallagher, scenic designer Tobin Ost, costume designer Gabriel Berry, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Drew Levy, hair designer Cookie Jordan and dialect coach Blake Segal. The casting is by Alaine Alldaffer & Lisa Donadio, and the production stage manager is Megan Smith.
All Photos by T. Charles Erickson
Cillian Oâ€™Sullivan and Meredith Garretson