By Brian Friel
Jun. 15 – Jul. 8, 2018
Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm
Preview Performances: Jun. 13 – 14 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $15
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. From small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever.