Opening night for TLT’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ set for Thursday

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thursday will be the opening night for Tryon Little Theater’s “Dancing at Lughnasa,” written by Brian Friel and directed by Catherine Gillet.

In the old Celtic tradition, Lughnasa marks the beginning of autumn and the harvest season.  The five unmarried Mundy sisters live just outside Donegal, Ireland, with 7-year-old Michael, the son of the youngest sister.

Their missionary brother has just returned from Uganda, and Michael’s father arrives unexpectedly with news that he is going to fight for Franco in Spain.

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This Tony and Olivier award-winning Memory Play, told from the perspective of an adult Michael, portrays the strength and bravery of five women who choose to dance wildly in celebration of their lives, theater representatives said.

The show will run for two weekends, Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18, at the TLT Workshop, located at 516 S. Trade St. in Tryon.

Tickets are available online at The TLT Workshop box office is also open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Interested patrons may also call 828-859-2466.

Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

– Submitted by Monica Jones