19:00, Tue 1st – Sat 5th December 2015 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 8
Dancing at Lughnasa is the story of five sisters living a fragile life in rural Ireland in 1936, told through flashbacks of the youngest sister’s illegitimate daughter, Michaela. Though the sisters’ tragic fates are revealed through Michaela's hindsight, the play is lightened by their mutual love and support, shared humour and moments of wild abandon when their erratically functioning radio brings the house to life with sweet blasts of music from a world outside their own.
Into this carefree yet precarious world come their long-lost brother Jack, who has “gone native” after years of missionary work in Uganda; Gerry, Michael’s adventurer father; and the news that their livelihood is threatened by both a changing world and a conservative community.