Wellesley Summer Theater's 'Dancing at Lughnasa' a Boston Globe Pick

June 19, 2013

Critically Acclaimed Production Runs Through June 23

dancing scene from Dancing at Lughnasa

Wellesley Summer Theatre presents Dancing at Lughnasa in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, located in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College, with final performances given Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23. The acclaimed play by Brian Friel won three Tony awards in 1992, including for best play, as well as many other honors; it was made into a film starting Meryl Streep in 1998.

Wellesley's current production was hailed by the Boston Globe, which wrote:

Memory plays require a dreamy atmosphere delicately blended with a few sharply defined details. This lovely production reaches that threshold and surpasses it, with an ensemble that embodies all of playwright Brian Friel’s tenderness for his fragile characters, living in an imaginary Irish village in the summer of 1936.

In the golden late summer of County Donegal, anything seems possible for the five Mundy sisters, even love. But is the world they know about to change forever? The return of their elder brother to the family home in Ireland after missionary work in Africa heralds the end of their golden season, and as the summer draws to a close the Mundy sisters must face their own bitter harvest.


  • Thursdays at 7 p.m.
  • Fridays at 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sundays at 3 p.m.

$20 general admission   ~  $10 seniors/students, payable by cash or check at the box office.

Box Office  ~ Call 781.283.2000 to make a reservation.


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