The College of Charleston School of the Arts has sparked an exciting connection with England’s historic Bristol Old Vic Theatre (known for its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the 2013 Spoleto Festival USA, and multiple Tony Award-winning production of War Horse). On February 19 you will see firsthand the early impact of this international partnership on the College’s Department of Theatre and Dance at a special preview of 1992 Tony Award-winning Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. Directed by the Old Vic’s own Miranda Cromwell, a rising star on the British theatre scene, the production is steeped in Irish culture and is regarded as the playwright’s masterpiece.
Set in County Donegal, Ireland, in 1936, this darkly humorous and passionate play – a semi-autobiographical story of the playwright’s childhood – is the story of the five Mundy sisters and is told through the memories of Michael, the love child of one of the sisters.
DANCING AT LUGHNASA SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:45 p.m. – Reception and performance, followed by a dessert reception with the director, cast and crew
Emmett Robinson Theatre, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St.
Eve and Norman Berlinsky
Nancy and Billy Cave
Jean and Tap Johnson
Polly and George Kosko
Lynch Cracraft Wealth Management of Raymond James
Michael and Susan Master
Nancy and Sam Stafford