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Audition – Dancing at Lughnasa

20th May 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

07778 211 560

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

Christina  26

Rose 32

Agnes 35

Michael Evans

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.

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