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Dancing at Lughnasa
The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts. He is only seven in 1936, the year his elderly uncle, a priest, returns after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony. For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer. The sisters acquire their first radio, whose music transforms them from correct Catholic women to shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. And he meets his father for the first time, a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields. From these small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever. But this haunting play is Friel's tribute to the spirit and valor of the past and its people.
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|Total Characters: ||8|
|Male Characters: ||3|
|Female Characters: ||5|
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|Cost: ||FEE: $60 per performance|
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|Publisher: ||Dramatists Play Service|
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