Just in time for springtime, Two River Theater’s latest production, Dancing at Lughnasa, will be running from April 14th to May 13th!
RED BANK, NJ — Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the complete cast and creative team for its production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play. Dancing at Lughnasa will be directed by Jessica Stone, who previously directed acclaimed productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Absurd Person Singular at Two River Theater.
Performances will begin in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, April 14 and continue through Sunday, May 13. The opening night performance is Friday, April 20 at 7pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Springpoint Senior Living Foundation and the media sponsor is The Two River Times.
Friel’s play—set in the summer of 1936, during the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasa—is a modern masterpiece about the Mundy sisters, five unmarried women who live together in County Donegal, on the west coast of Ireland. Their brother, Father Jack, has just returned from 25 years as a missionary in Uganda. The story is framed by the memories of the narrator, Michael, the grown-up illegitimate son of one of the sisters, who also speaks the lines of his seven-year-old self as he remembers that summer, when everything seemed to be on the brink of change. Dedicated to Friel’s own aunts, Dancing at Lughnasa is suffused with both tenderness and darkness as it evokes two days in the life of the family, and their desires, struggles, and ambitions.
The company includes Megan Byrne (Kate), Michael Cumpsty (Jack), Meredith Garretson (Chris), Mylinda Hull (Maggie), Cillian O’Sullivan (Gerry), Christa Scott-Reed (Agnes), Mandy Siegfried (Rose), and Harry Smith (Michael).
The creative team includes choreographer Connor Gallagher, scenic designer Tobin Ost, costume designer Gabriel Berry, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Drew Levy, hair designer Cookie Jordan and dialect coach Blake Segal. The casting is by Alaine Alldaffer & Lisa Donadio, and the production stage manager is Megan Smith.
Ticket prices range from $40 to $70, with discounts available for groups, seniors, and U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans. A limited number of $20 tickets are available for every performance; $20 tickets may be partial view. Tickets for patrons under 30 are $20 and include the best available seats at every performance. Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.
source: Two River Theater