Audition for the Davenham Players Autumn production
Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel
Production week is w/b 16th Sept. Barbara Crellin directing
The play is loosely based on the lives of author Brian Friel’s mother and aunts who lived in the village of Glenties (situated where two glens meet) on the west coast of County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Written in 1990, Dancing at Lughnasa premiered in Dublin before moving to the National Theatre in London and later to the big screen with Michael Gambon and Meryl Streep in 1998.
Set in the summer of 1936 in the fictional town of Ballybeg, the play depicts the late summer days when love briefly seems possible for five of the Mundy sisters; then the family welcomes home the frail elder brother, Jack, who has returned from life as a missionary in Africa. However, as the summer progresses, the family foresees sadness and economic privations. The action takes place around the Celtic harvest Festival of Lughnasadh.
Characters are …
Kate aged 40
Maggie aged 38
Gerry Evans 33
Father Jack 53
Ages are approximate and can be adapted
Please do come along and if you have questions in advance, you can contact Barbara by email.