The next Geneva English Drama Society production is Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel. This play has won the Olivier Award, the Tony Award, the Evening Standard Award and the New York Drama Critics Award. Synopsis below.
Michael, now a young man in 1960, relives the late summer days of 1936, when music on the radio seemed miraculous, the church seemed infallible, and love briefly seemed possible for his unmarried mother and her four sisters. On the west coast of Donegal, the five brave and hardworking Mundy sisters welcome home their frail elder brother Jack, who has re-turned from a life as a missionary in Africa.
The summer is made unforgettable by three arrivals: Uncle Jack, Michael’s prodigal father Gerry, and a wireless radio – the family’s one luxury. Unbeknownst to the sisters, tragic and brutal events will make this the last time the family would all be together. They step out into the afternoon September sun to enjoy their tea, unaware that this is the best it ever will be.
Cast members are: Cathy Boyle, Andrew Brookes, Viki Lazar, Catherine Monagle, Daire O’Doherty, Gemma Parkes, Colin Paterson and Béibhinn Regli.
The play is directed by Charles Slovenski
Dates – 3- 7 March Tuesday-Friday 20:00 Saturday 19:00 Théâtre de l’Espérance, 8 rue de la Chapelle, 1207 Geneva
Tickets: CHF 30 (seats numbered), students CHF 20 on presentation of student card (must be purchased at the theater on the night of the show)
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