Dancing at Lughnasa

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Curio Theatre Company is bringing the contemporary classic Dancing at Lughnasa—Brian Friel’s critically acclaimed tale of five struggling sisters in rural Ireland that’s been warming hearts for nearly 24 years—back to life on weekends through mid-March. Loosely based on the lives of Friel’s mother and aunts, the story has been adapted into a Meryl Streep film and produced on stage several times over.

Taking place in 1936, Dancing at Lughnasa highlights the five Mundy sisters: Kate, the eldest and primary bread-winner; Maggie, the chief homemaker and tension diffuser; the quiet and contemplative Agnes, who knits gloves with another sister, the simple-natured Rose, in an effort to earn extra money for the household. The youngest, Christina, and her son, Michael, round out the Mundy crew until their elder brother, Father Jack, returns from missionary work in Uganda. Told from the point of view of an adult Michael, Dancing tells how, in spite of their hardships, the Mundys take solace in their rickety radio and its random bursts of Irish folk music and 1930s hits. The wild movement it inspires enables the family to forget their troubles, if only for moments.

West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company has been working tirelessly since 2005 to continue the artistic development of their small yet talented troupe of creative dynamos. This production promises to be yet another under it’s “great stories, well told” banner. // Kennedy Allen

Through Sat., March 15. 8pm. $20-$25. Curio Theatre, 4740 Baltimore Ave. 215.525.1350. curiotheatre.org
 

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WHEN
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Monday, March 10, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
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WHERE
4740 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 03/10/2014. .

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