FDU’s Visual and Performing Arts Department presents “Dancing at Lughnasa”
MADISON, N.J. (November 15, 2012)—Fairleigh Dickinson University students will present five performances from Dec. 6-9 of the play, “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Performances will be held in Dreyfuss Theater at FDU’s College at Florham in Madison, N.J.
The play presents a tale that spans a month of the lives of the five unmarried Mundy sisters who live in a small village in Ireland. Their brother, a missionary, has just returned from Africa and the sisters find themselves each on the brink of momentous change. The play is told from the point of the view of one of the sister’s eight-year-old lovechild, Michael, as he reminiscences about that late summer. At the threshold of autumn in 1936, the play captures a summer where love, and everything else, seems possible.
The “Dancing at Lughnasa” production is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in FDU’s Becton College. Susan Kerner will direct the student production. Set design is by Yu Han Huang. Costumes design is by Kathleen Doyle and lights are by Justin Partier. This play was written by the prominent Irish playwright, Brian Friel, and won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play.
Performance dates are: Dec. 6, 7, 8, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee for local high school students on Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m.
Tickets for all shows are $6 for students and the FDU community and $12 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance by calling 973-443-8644. Thanks to an ongoing grant from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, tickets for students attending the High School Friday matinees are free. FDU’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.